Pretty simple problem here. My main monitors are plugged into the main outs of the UR44 and my Creek OBH-21se headphone amplifier is plugged into the 1/2 line outs. The problem is, that the signal from the 1/2 is so loud that once ran into the headphone amp, it distorts during high peaks in audio material. I can only adjust the volume of the main outs of the UR44 but not the 1/2 line outs. So when I connect the headphone amp to the main outs instead and make sure the main volume knob on the UR44 is not turned open much, I can crank up the headphone amps own volume knob as loud as I want without distortion. This proved me that the reason for the distortion is that the line level signal from the UR44 is just too loud for the headphone amp.
A simple solution would be to be able to control the volume of the 1/2 line outs, but there is no way other than putting something in between the UR44 and the headphone amp that attenuates the audio signal. An attenuator? Is there any other way to lower the line level signal from the UR44’s line outs? Like from the software? I mean I can also turn down the master volume in the software mixer and that also removes the distortion, but I wouldn’t want to have my studio’s master fader be at -4 dB or something like that. It would mess up mixing.