Originally Posted by mynameiswhat
Quick question im trying to record my boss dr550 mk11 drum machine ... especially the 808 and 909 ones, are hardly audible and very weak. just wondered if anyone might know what is happening as they all sound fine when i listen directly from the drum machine so is it either the cable or interface which is causing the problem? Cheers
The DR550 likely has some level control for each sound, usually for a natural sounding kit you don't want everything at 11. For the purposes of recording them, you need to find this control/menu item and maximize it for each sound.
(Just in case it will save you some work, here Dr. Drum - Sampleism: snacks for your samplers
is a sample set of mine from the DR660, successor to the DR550, with all the samples nicely maximized for you and available as wav files. Not free, but hey its only 3 quid).