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Weak,low Signal Line6 Stagescape Recording On Pc

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Hello everybody.Do you all have a free time for me a bit please?I  have a Line6 Stagescape mixer since the last month.I tried to record some performings on it.After that I moved the USB stick on my pc,just to hear my work and ,surprinsingly,I found a very low signal on all the recorded tracks.One friend of mine told me that there is a soft on www.line6.com  that I have to install on my pc in order to lance my line6 mix capture into that to solve my issues.Do you know  anything about that ? Thank you a lot for reading my message and waiting for your replay.

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My guess is that whatever software you use to listen to your tracks doesn't know how to deal properly with the 24 bits recording format - try Audacity, that should work OK. You may indeed need to amplify the signals somewhat, depending on the trim settings that you used when recording.

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My guess is that whatever software you use to listen to your tracks doesn't know how to deal properly with the 24 bits recording format - try Audacity, that should work OK. You may indeed need to amplify the signals somewhat, depending on the trim settings that you used when recording.

 

Yes, pretty much spot on, what he said! :)

 

I had a very similar experience: The first time I used my M20d for a live gig, I ran sound for a buddy who had a solo acoustic gig, where the house sound system had to be used. I hadn't yet come to understand how to set input trim or even do the auto trim feature, so I just adjusted the level sends until I saw signal, ran his mic and guitar into the M20d, and then created two monitor sends, to feed the house PA with a signal for guitar and a signal for vocal. Just for the recording I also added an overhead and a guitar mic. The house PA was probably looking for mic level inputs, I sent him two XLR's and we adjusted the monitor sends to appropriate levels so he could get good sound levels, and we did the gig.

 

When I opened up the .wav files in Adobe Audition I was quite surprised to see the levels *really* low, like, -32dB or something. I ended up using the normalize function to boost the levels of each track to about 90% (just under 0dB) and then mixed. I realized that with 24 bit, the overall sonic headroom is massive, so you don't actually need to gain up each track as much as you might think.

 

Next time I did a recording, I figured out how to use the deep tweak function to adjust the input gain/trim on each track, and was able to get a pretty nice multi track at our last band practice - my guitar DI from my DT25, the other guitarists' amp mic'd, three vocal mics, a bass DI, and four drum mics. I just made sure I wouldn't get any input clipping, and everything sounded fine in both live rehearsal and at home when I loaded up the files to mix.

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Not every "reader" of wav files uses the same amount of headroom as a basis for "level".  So wav files may appear higher or lower in level depending on what is reading them.  Not really a problem.  Just load the files into your DAW and then "normalize" them to your DAW.

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