Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 9:53 PM (in response to CraigDavson)Re: Recording levels still have me bafled
Hi, pls have a look at my last post http://line6.com/support/thread/89744?tstart=30
I had the same problem. Rec level is low to let you use all dsp you need without get distortion to the master output. But when you use little dsp, rec level is low.
I solve this way, as from line6 suggest: after you do your def sounds, turn up channels volume and master volume thinking and reading on vu-meter +15 db as the maximum signal (0db).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 5:48 AM (in response to CraigDavson)Re: Recording levels still have me bafled
I suggest you check your Input Trim levels on each channel. This is key because the M20 records the inputs pre-fader, in other words before they are processed by the M20 presets and routed through the Channel Level and Main Mix faders. You need to see a good input level at the Trim stage in order to have a good recording.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 2:25 AM (in response to silverhead)Re: Recording levels still have me bafled
Silverhead gives some great advice and highlights one of the only issues I have with the M20d and that is that the Trim Level (otherwise known as Gain on some desks) is not at the forefront of the Setup page and I think it's easy to forget that it's even there, till you have issues that is.
Just remember whether you are recording or playing live, you need to Trim all your input channels first so that you ideally get the trim meter to hit 0 to ensure you have a good clear signal running through the desk.
It's exactly the same process you would go through for trimming a regular mixing desk, there is just a slightly different process on the M20d.
I am guessing Line 6 figure people will use the Auto Trim feature provided and therefore won't have as much need to use the Trim encoder but I wonder if there is a possible way of bringing the Trim feature to the forefront for users who either don't want to, or don't have the option to use auto trim and need to access the trim encoder much faster on each channel when line checking the desk.....
In an ideal word for me personally, the trim encoder would appear as default on the setup page, and then I would switch to Peform mode for setting channel levels......
Unless of course there is already a way to make the Trim Encoder the default on Setup?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 2:46 AM (in response to CraigDavson)Re: Recording levels still have me bafled
Yes, gain setting is obviously the first thing to do on each channel, as doing on all mixers. But still doing that, on the SS the signal at the output can be very low, especially if using little dsp. This is because the reading output signal on the SS is lowered 15db on the meter scale, it means that we have a lot of output signal to use before clipping the power amplifier.
While input gain once fixed at his best must remain the same, the master output level can be adjusted for best results.
In a few words, after doing all trimming and all dsp, put your master output volume (channel volume and also master volume) up so that you read maximun level at a few less than +15db on the meter scale.... This means a good rec level if you rec, and a good signal to make the power amplifier work!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 4:55 PM (in response to caledonian)Re: Recording levels still have me bafled
The auto trim dialog shows the channels selected for auto trimming in red. The trim result for each channel is the same, about +5dB. Once the auto trim is done and you press "confirm changes" the trim does not change.