Trouble with high input and clipping
Old 1st February 2013
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Trouble with high input and clipping

Hi!

Don't know if I start this thread in the right place but lets give it a shot.

I have purchased a Focusrite Saffire(vertical with white front) and have a large problem with clipping. The problem is located to one of my guitars, an Gibson melody maker SG wich seem to have an output level somewhere around 19k. When I use my telecaster I get around half the input compared to the Gibson. I use both guitars straight into the line-in channel.

So, my question is if there is any way to lower the input-signal without turning the volumeknob down on my guitar =)

Cheers!
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It is not db but DC Resistance that is approx 19K Ohm, just to be clear.

Anyhow, I have set gain to absolut minimum, put every knob in the internal saffire interface to minimun and I even used the built in compressor and tuned the input there as low as I could.
After all these adjustments it still clips.

Last edited by baltasar fisk; 1st February 2013 at 11:38 AM.. Reason: More information
Old 2nd February 2013
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doesn't your input channel have a pad switch ?
Old 2nd February 2013
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Nope, no pad switch.
I'm looking for some alternative way to lower my input.
Old 2nd February 2013
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Buy a mic, plug your guitar into an amp, mic the amp, voila.

Or alternatively get a DI.
Old 2nd February 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baltasar fisk View Post
Hi!

Don't know if I start this thread in the right place but lets give it a shot.

I have purchased a Focusrite Saffire(vertical with white front) and have a large problem with clipping. The problem is located to one of my guitars, an Gibson melody maker SG wich seem to have an output level somewhere around 19k. When I use my telecaster I get around half the input compared to the Gibson. I use both guitars straight into the line-in channel.

So, my question is if there is any way to lower the input-signal without turning the volumeknob down on my guitar =)

Cheers!
-----------------------------------------------------------
It is not db but DC Resistance that is approx 19K Ohm, just to be clear.

Anyhow, I have set gain to absolut minimum, put every knob in the internal saffire interface to minimun and I even used the built in compressor and tuned the input there as low as I could.
After all these adjustments it still clips.



Did you switch on Hi-Z on the line input?
You need to do that!

cheers
Old 4th February 2013
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Did you switch on Hi-Z on the line input?
You need to do that!

cheers
About the amp-thing, as I just helped my wife release a child to this world I'm kind of stuck with silence in my studio =)

About the above quote, no I don't believe I have done this switch. Where is this made?
On the front there is a switch between "line" and "Inst", this automatically changes to Inst when I connect the cable. When I manually change it to Line it becomes silent.
Old 4th February 2013
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Originally Posted by baltasar fisk View Post
About the amp-thing, as I just helped my wife release a child to this world I'm kind of stuck with silence in my studio =)

About the above quote, no I don't believe I have done this switch. Where is this made?
On the front there is a switch between "line" and "Inst", this automatically changes to Inst when I connect the cable. When I manually change it to Line it becomes silent.
Ok, well then it seems as the interface switches automatically.

The input impedance should rise when inst is selected.

sorry dude.

cheers
Old 28th February 2013
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Problem solved!
After lowering the pickup about 7 mm (pretty much to the bottom) the clipping problem went away.

Cheers!
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