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My band and I just rented a Yamaha AW1600 to record our EP. After 7 hours of take after take, and figuring out how to get it to work, he had burned the track onto CD. I ripped it onto my computer and I couldnt hear it. I had to crank my speakers to bearly hear it, I put it in my dads 200-watt stereo, and put it to a volume that is normally reserved for stage concerts, and it yielded a moderate listening volume. We're having major volume issues, and I'm at my witts end. Am I going to have to run it through a mixer/PA setup?

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Kapt.Krunch Mon, 01/22/2007 - 17:06
I dunno for sure, and you may already know all this...but is this a possibility?

You have in the path:

Input level knobs>channel faders>master fader......basically.

Look at the picture and set all your knobs just like the picture to start.

That's the "nominal levels"...basically.

Plug something into an input. Start playing, and raise the input level knob until you see a good level. Somewhere a red light may start blinking on that channel when you've gone too far. Turn it down a smidgen.

Do the same for all the tracks. If you have the input level all the way down, and for some reason the input signal is still too hot, lower the level of what's going into it.

Perhaps the input buttons light red if it's too hot there? Watch them, and turn them down if they are. If the channel volume is too loud, does it light up red? Then turn that down.

Get a good, hot signal, without going over, to all the tracks. You may be best off trying to leave the input level knobs down as far as you can, but you still want to leave the channel faders close to that "0", if possible, while recording.

Once everything is recorded, then use the channel faders to mix.

I don't even know if you can do this with that, but if you are trying to mix it WHILE recording so you can monitor it mixed, then some or all the tracks may be too low.

Get as much signal as you can, then you can mix them down. You may have to fudge a little on levels of the master and channels. Just experiment.

I may be way off, but just thought it might be a possibility....I saw a guy do that once.

Good luck,

Kapt. Krunch

Pro Audio Guest Mon, 01/22/2007 - 21:29
I did exactly that while recording.
I found that I had to drop the (3) vocal tracks down a lot more than the others. I messed around with it some more today and I found that if I left the vocal volume around where the other ones were, that it would be the correct volume we wanted. We recorded the vocals through just a regular microphone, plugged directly into the recorder. We held up mics to amps for the guitars and bass, and I have drum mics for my drums. And all the instruments are too quiet, any ideas?

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