Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to mcj30606)Re: visual level indicators - channel input vs output levels
The meters show the input level (PFL) when Trim is selected and the channel level when Level is selected from drop down menu in perform mode. In tweak mode it shows the input level (PFL) when the Input tab is selected. The input (PFL) meter is indicated by a red background.
If you use Auto Trim the gains will set around +5dB. You can also adjust the gains (trim) manually in that neighborhood. Apart from that it is not recommendable to do large changes elsewhere, e.g. compressor make-up gain etc. except you want to do some extreme processing. In general it easier to get a good mix with a comfortable and even gain structure. As long as you use Auto Trim or set the trim manually to get the input level on all channels there is nothing to worry about. If the channel level encoders are around zero you have the most comfortable operation.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 4:21 PM (in response to ArneLine6)Re: visual level indicators - channel input vs output levels
Thank you for the reply...most helpful. I have read the owners manual 6 times and i never could find a good description of how the meters worked.
For the initial mix on channel output levels (after auto trim) i basically set lead vocal at unity, set background vocals slightly lower, and then mixed in keys and guitars to fit since all have amps on stage. Sounds great compared to our old board but i am interested to see how the gain levels look on his mic from time to time.
Going from a powered behringer analog board to this has been a bit like drinking from a fire hose but it has been a lot of fun to learn.