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RME fireface 800 has a soft limiter (does this work?) or get a ff400
Old 26th December 2007
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RME fireface 800 has a soft limiter (does this work?) or get a ff400

Hi,

I have a ff400... when tracking, I still have to watch out that things don't peek, musicians get excited and play louder and louder during a session.

I read the ff800 has softlimiting... Does this work? Does the signal still sound good when peaking? It adds a little distortion the RME site mentions... do you use this?

thanks,
mickey
Old 26th December 2007
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The limiter is on the instument input only as far as I know.
I track my stuff with the peaks averaging -12dbfs using the meter in totalmix.
Old 26th December 2007
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thanks!

The thing is, I use the ff400 with outboard pre-amps, and some of them just have one gain knob, and have a sweat spot... they sound better at say 80%, and that is just a little too loud... so I need a passive volume control, or get a mixer! In the other room I use a toft...


thanks,
m
Old 26th December 2007
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thanks!

The thing is, I use the ff400 with outboard pre-amps, and some of them just have one gain knob, and have a sweat spot... they sound better at say 80%, and that is just a little too loud... so I need a passive volume control, or get a mixer! In the other room I use a toft...


thanks,
m
You can select the input sensitivity within the total mix RME software: Lo Gain, +4 or +10 so you should be able to spank your preamp without peaking the RME.

Best.
Old 26th December 2007
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yes yes... I never thought of that... how stupid am I... thanks!
Old 26th December 2007
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I always track my drums using the lo-gain feature on the FF800. It's -18db I believe. It really lets me push my API's a bit harder. Otherwise I have 2 Audio Technica in-line pads that work great on the outputs of my pre's.
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