Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 2:45 AM (in response to Astaroth_CY)Re: The Master Volume knob in a live situation
I don't think there is an huge tone or gain structure hit by running the Masters at 80% - and many people do.
For me ... I run at 100% but then I make sure I have some headroom left in my Patch Volume using the Volume knob. I try and peg the volume levels at around 50-70% and use the mixer to set the output level so that patch volumes are generally equal.
I do this because I am more likely to find that an individual patch is too quiet than all of my patches. Doing this: I can set the patch manually using the volume knob. Hit 'save' twice quickly and this holds the patch level relative to the rest of my patches.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 6:47 AM (in response to Astaroth_CY)Re: The Master Volume knob in a live situation
I don't think there's anything wrong with your logic. I never liked having the master dimed simply for the fact that if I would have to plug into another PA, it gives me room to adjust either way. I don't think there's going to be enough of a difference in the noise floor that anyone would ever notice in a live situation. Recording is where that really becomes more important.