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Struggle with UA 4-710d Mixers (Digital)
Old 18th January 2017
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Struggle with UA 4-710d

Hi guys,

Is anyone of you using a UA 4-710d and willing to give me some tips on how this thing can be used best ?
I'm in constant struggle of getting my levels working. Too little signal, cranking the gain easily distorts. Just can't seem to figure this thing out

I go from the 4710d to a Tascam DM4800 through ADAT, and have a lot of trouble getting my gain staging right.

I mainly record vocals and acoustic guitar for pop and folk music.

Thanks in advance,
Old 18th January 2017
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That's an interesting one. I have a similar setup but don't use mine for vox - or any really important channels. I have tried some test vocal recordings with it (the 4-710) and it worked pretty well. The ua 4-710d has input gain and a separate output level knob so I think this is something you'll just need to play with a bit until you hit the sweet spot. You may just be driving the input too hard? Remember, in the digital world...."yellow is the new red".
Old 18th January 2017
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I've used this unit a lot in the past, but never with the digital output. Which MTR option do you have selected? Output, GR, or Drive? Is there a healthy level there, or is that low as well? Is the compressor off?

I would normally set the MTR to Drive with both input and output pots set to 5 and the compressor off, just to start. If you do that, where is the needle hitting on the VU meter?
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