I’m seeing a -3.0dB level difference that I cannot figure out where it is coming from.
I have a mono input (mic) that is the source for 2 Audio Tracks - one mono and one stereo. All 3 have their faders set to 0, panned center. When I test the mic the level is in the -20dB range. If I reset the meters and then test the mic, the Input and Stereo Audio Track always show exactly the same peak level while on the Mono Track the level is always -3.0dB lower. Exactly 3.0dB - never 2.8 or 3.1, always 3.0.
I’m trying to understand where that level difference is being introduce. Initially I thought maybe the Pre had some gain reduction - but no. I’ve bypassed the Pre, Inserts, EQ, Strip and Sends sections on both Audio Tracks - so there is basically no processing going on between the Input and each Track’s fader. Still the 3.0db difference remains.
I have my Pan Law set to Equal Power. But it doesn’t seem like the stereo/mono difference should be causing this. If it were related to stereo vs. mono I’d expect the mono Input and mono Audio Track to match with the Stereo being different - but it is the other way with the Input matching the stereo Track.
I figure there must be someplace else along the signal path where the gain can be adjusted, but no idea where that might be.