input clips on Q10 Card...what to do

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by spkldbrd, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. spkldbrd

    spkldbrd Guest

    i have a Q10 and i'm getting clips without switching on the mic pre's and turning the gain all the way down? any suggestions? are you using a board before your interface? can i fix this without using anything before the interface...or do i have to buy some outboard mic pre's?
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Well, first of all what type of mic are you using? What type of signal are you recording? What's the gain set at in the Q10 control panel?
    Yes, I use either a Mackie 1402 for my gain to my sound card or an Apogee Trak2 to my soundcard.
    You dont need a pre amp before hand but it's reccomended for better sound quality
  3. spkldbrd

    spkldbrd Guest

    MXL 2001, akg d112, sm57, sm81


    gains all the way down.....all the way.

    even the 57 clips sometimes.

    no PAD on the box....that would probably fix it.
    is there a patchbay with a -20db pad? or something like that...i really don't want another mixer...i like the preamps on the aardvark.

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