Input/Output levels for pre-amps

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Greggc

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Excuse my ignorance, but I own 2 mic pre-amps, an Art Tube MP and a Studio Projects VTB-1 and on both units there are levels for input and output.
usually when recording I set both input and output
at 12:00 o'clock. Is this a good idea, or are there some hard, fast rules for these settings?
Thanks for any and all input,
GC
 

jonyoung

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Dec 31, 2003
Greggc, I don't know about everyone else, but I like to set my output around 0 (unity) and determine input gain from there based on the input sensitivity of the mic I'm using. Also, the nature of the track will have bearing on it, ie: highly transient vocals
 

Kent L T

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Oct 28, 2003
Location
Texas
on that Art don't get the imput up past 1/2 it ruins the sound. You can crank the output up but leave the input as low as possible. Find out where the clip light starts to go on and go 1/4 turn minimum below that.
 
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