Recording is about 3dB lower than monitoring signal

Hey there,
I cannot find it myself and wondering why my recording of a synth is about 3dB less than the monitored signal. No panning or equivalent, just recording and listening… I even have the latency balancing suspected without success. Just wondering whether the monitored signal must have the same dB than the recorded session.

Why do you expect this? There comes more into account… delay compensation is not responsible… I would guess the monitoring signal path…

Hi st10ss,
I would have expected the monitoring signal path is equal to the recording signal path, yes. Is it?

Pan Law ?

Is the synth an internal VSTi or an external hardware synth?