newbie pro tools preamp question

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by mwp, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. mwp

    mwp Active Member

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    New to pro tools, I'm using a 002r. I've been recording with analog and adat systems for a few years. To get to the point. When I was setting my levels on the kick and snare drum mics using the 002r preamps, they were very hot. Even when the gain was turned down to 0 on the 002r, they were still very hot. I ended up running the mics through an external pre-amp. Is this normal or do I have to back the input faders way down on the 002r to compensate?

    Thanks,
    MWP
     
  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

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    To answer a question with a question.

    What mics are you using???
     
  3. mwp

    mwp Active Member

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    Beyer on the kick and sm57 on the snare.
     
  4. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

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    I assume you went in the XLR way, not 1/4".
    I'm not near one, but are there switches on the back, to select -10/+4
    they should be +4.
     
  5. when you start a seesion make sure oyu have the gains as low as can go i think it is -10 like the other post said, but this in the software not the hardware, not on the back of the 002 only when you start new sessions can you change this
     
  6. mwp

    mwp Active Member

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    Thanks to everyone for their reply.

    MWP
     

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