I have a few issues somewhere between my bass and my headphones. I'd like to use the Xenyx mixer as a kind of headphone amp.
But i'm not sure how to connect my bass&pedalboard to that thing and get a somewhat acceptable sound out of it:
My first try was just connecting the last effect (in my case that was a Ditto looper) to the instrument in of the mixer. That resulted in massive jumps in volume when activating the looper...
Next try: i put a boost pedal on unity gain at the end of my pedalboard. This sounds quite good. The volume issues with the looper disappear in this configuration
Ok, so my thought was that i maybe just need some buffer between my pedalboard and the mixer. So i ordered a MOOER Micro DI. Now i have new problems: When i connect the DI via xlr to the mixer, my low-end is lost. Almost no bass frequencies at all. It works better if i connect with an instrument cable instead of the xlr. Activating the speaker sim on the Mooer DI almost doubles the volume...
I guess all this can somehow be explained with impedance issues. But i really didn't expect this.
Is the cheap Behringer mixer the source of my problems?
Will i experience similar problems when i connect to a "real" mixer in a gig situation?