I understand the control room volume is independent of the master output. What I do not understand, is why does the “control room” level knob have so much gain that it overdrives my monitors at 0db. There is a reference level button beside the volume knob in the MAIN
, which by default is at -20db. (to my ears, when I mix down a project and compare it, it seems that -18db is more equivalent in volume)
Is that the same as 0db on the master output level? I can’t find anything in documentation that explains it.
Can anyone tell me…??? Channel 1 and 2 have a potentiometer for level control. The manual for the unit states to connect that to your main montiors for mixing. I am using active monitors which have their own driver and thus independent volume knobs for up to 2 inputs.
Would those channels (1 and 2) be best used for passive monitors? This is my best guess as to why the unit is wired in such a way.
So, I have those monitors connected to channel 7 and 8 on the output of the interface, so to avoid having two volume knobs.
1.Windows Media Player does not use the same Audio driver as Cubase. And then in windows there is also a basic mixer in between - what´s the volume there?
2.A computer onboard soundcard usually has less output than a Pro audio interface balanced line output. What sensitivity do the inputs on the Edirols have?
svennilenni, watch the you tube video if you’re so inclined. Thanks for your input!
The PC is set to 100% on media player and the mixer (windows) is at max as well. Watch the video though (2 parts), hopefully that will explain the situation a little better than what I am describing in text.
I did watch the 2 videos.
So once again What is the input sensitivity of the Edirols for the input of the US 1608 Signal and for the input of the Windows soundcard signal?
Is the Tascam DSP mixer configured correctly?
Looked it up myself
Tascam US 1608 Nominal output level: +4 dBu (max output level +24 dBu)
Edirol MA 10 D Nominal Input level for all inputs: -10 dBu (could not find anything about max input levels though)
And certainly your computer soundcard has something in the -10dBV area or less.