Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 5:49 PM (in response to WaldoPepper)Re: Recordinglevel to low
There may be additional gain that you can use at the pre-amp without clipping your signal. The best way to ensure your hottest level without clipping is to be sure to play the loudest part of your performance when performing the auto trim function. However, if your performance is that dynamic to where the rest of your performance is too low, you may want to try performing the auto-trim while playing one of your louder parts - but not THE loudest.
Make sure you are not using the Level to make up gain that is lacking in your preamp.
Keep in mind that the recording of individual tracks is done at the input just after the trim and before the DSP presets so any makeup gain by your compressor or EQ's is not recorded.
I'm also having the same problem of recording playback level are very low. Would it be better to not use auto trim?Please provide more detail. I do not want to use a DAW to increase levels, I want to be able to use the M20d to mix levels to the mainmix, then take my mainmix from SD card to my PC and burn to CD for my band members to hear without them having to turn up the volume on their sterios full blast and still not get a decent level. I thank you in advance for you're advice.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to eddie14107)Re: Recordinglevel to low
The main output is recorded post fader. If your master fader is at a low level then the recording is at a low level as well. The main output is recorded post fader because the pre fader signal can be very hot since it is 32 bit floating point and it would be clipping very easily when recorded in 24 bit.