Basically i had CMS40 monitors for quite a while and i noticed as i turned up the volume from minimum on the UR44 the volume balance would be slightly out until i went past a certain threshold and it would then settle. Was never too much of a problem.
I now understand that volume discrepancies between the master left/right channels at very low volumes using the front volume pot is quite common on audio interfaces in general.
Anyways, i now have some new Focal Shapes and these are way louder and as such, only a little turn of the volume on the UR44 makes these loud. Now if i want to listen at very low levels, i of course get the imbalance.
So… i read somewhere to bring the volume down elsewhere, so i checked out dspMIXfx and i can set the DAW volume or master volume fader there to something suitable, enabling me to have to turn the volume on the UR44 more than usual to get sound out. This then gets me past the initial imbalance before i get sound, so all good.
So my final question is this. Can i leave it like this? Will dropping the DAW fader in dspMIXfx and then raising it more on the front panel of the UR44 be detrimental to my sound quality in any meaningful way?
Thanks, and soz for the long(ish) post…