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From Analog to SPDIF - How Do I Adjust Volume Now?
Old 17th September 2011
Gear Head

From Analog to SPDIF - How Do I Adjust Volume Now?

I have M-Audio DSM1 monitors, and since one of my TRS cables was giving me issue, I decided to go SPDIF. Immediately I noticed everything is MUCH louder. So loud, each monitor is set to -22db so I don't drive myself nuts.

The only problem is, it's still very audible and I can't lower or raise the volume with the output control on my interface. I have both a Lexicon Omega and a Tascam US800, and neither let me adjust the volume with the knob - it's fixed.

When I had them hooked up via TRS, everything was fine. But with SPDIF I have no way of adjusting the volume. Any ideas on what I should do?

Thanks guys.
Old 18th September 2011
Gear Head

I've not personally used either interface, but I would try setting up a custom mix you want to send to the monitors and route that to the S/PDIF out, you can trim volume at the main mix for that specific mix. That should allow you to drop the signal as much as you want. Not necessarily ideal, but it should do the trick.
Old 21st October 2011
Gear Head

Thanks for the siggestion, I'll be giving that a try.
Old 21st October 2011
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