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i can't gainstage for my life....

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ThirdBird, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Help me please (and don't mock my gear please, even thought it is most likely deserved.)

    Source > Behringer 1832FX mixer > Seasound Soloist > Sonar 7.


    Here is my current method....rip away!



    1) I set the trim so the clip light doesn't/barely ever lights up.

    2) Have the main mix faders set on 0.

    3) Bring the Fader up to the point where the main mix LED's stay at around 0, and go into the yellow during peaks. (the behr mixers LEDs are -30 to 0 in the green 0 to 10 in yellow, and clip above that.)

    4) Behr mixer hooked up to line inputs on Soloist.

    5) Open Sonar

    6) Adjust line input knobs on Soloist so that average signal is around -18, and peaks are around -12 at most.



    Am I doing anything significantly wrong here? Please help!
     
  2. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Also, what kind of wires should I be running from the mixer to the soloist?
     
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    On mixers with poor headroom like that one, run the faders higher and the input trim lower. The SeaSound settings are OK.

    For screaming vocals, you should be using live mains cable to the soloist. Oh, sorry, you meant from the output of the mixer to the SeaSound unit: use TRS balanced cables.
     

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