Alesis DM5 + Samson MDR624 Loud output

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Argarath, May 9, 2005.

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  1. Argarath

    Argarath Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm a newbie to recording, and I've got this problem.

    I use an triggered drumkit (mesh heads + ddrum triggers) to rehearse at home and record drumtracks.

    The problem is that my Alesis DM5 seems to send a far too loud signal to my Samson MDR624 mixing desk, even so that when I turn the gain off, it still gives a loud signal.

    I like to play along with tracks on my pc, and mix it in with the drums, but the problem is that I get occasional "cracking" sounds from the drums. I cannot seem to find a way to make the input sound from the Alesis softer, and still be able to get a decent volume from the desk.

    Does anyone have any experience with this problem, and if so, does anyone have a solution?

    I never had this problem with my old Yamaha DTX and a Behringer desk?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

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    If you are sending the signal from the drumset (line level) into your mixers XLR inputs...that is your problem. If you are sending line-level outs to the line-level inputs, check all of your gain pots, as well as the amount of gain on your computer inputs (don't use the mic input on the soundcard, use the line-in). Also try the other set of outputs from the DM5, I don't have one, but it may make a difference.

    Hope this Helps,
    James
    InnerSpace
     
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