M-Audio 1010LT and +4db mixer

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by Ryde, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Ryde

    Ryde Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Hi guys.

    I have a soundcard M-Audio 1010LT. My mixer's output are at +4db. Should I put all inputs at +4dBu on my M-Audio Control Panel ?

    Also, any particular care for the inputs 1 and 2 on the 1010LT ? I know that these XLR inputs have preamps, so to my understanding they provide phantom power. It it safe to input directly from the mixer ?

    Thanks !
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    They're not so much preamps as high gain inputs (vague fluffy wording).
    I don't think they provide phantom power, so you should be fine. But if anything catches fire, turn it off quickly.
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    if you are very worried about the phantom and the line inputs of the desk

    a 1 to 1 line transformer will protect the input chips of the mixer
    (you could load and pad the 1 to 1 and then add gain with the next stage to create tonal differences)

    might even make it sound better / more goodly

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