I’m wondering about the right gain setting when recording with a microphone and an external sound card (in my case: TASCAM US16x08)
I noted four possible settings between inputting the sound wave into the microphone and recording the signal on an audio track.
- the gain knob of the sound card
- the input channel fader of the input track
- the pre-gain slider of the input track
- the pre-gain slider of the audio track
After trying different settings (increasing the gain on one side and decreasing it other side) to finally achieve the same result , I wonder what is the best way to adjust these different settings (and I would even say, what is the usefulness of these different settings ?!)
I am not asking, of course, for a recording course, but just a few examples of settings according to certain recording situations. Thanks everyone!