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Amp On The Mix Output ???
Old 3rd September 2011
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Amp On The Mix Output ???

I'm now mixing through a Soundcraft Ghost to sum. My question, is ok to place an amp in line between the mix outputs and my stereo opto comp? The reason I ask I cant seem to get a good level when I go back into my interface(line only) to record the stereo track. Any input would be great. Thanks guys.

Old 3rd September 2011
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That's strange that you don't have enough signal coming out of the mixer back into the daw? I think that may be an issue to look at. Is there a balancing issue maybe in the cabling?

But you could stick a pair of missing links in between the mixer and comp/daw and turn the fader up on them a little to help with level and sonics!
Old 4th September 2011
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When you figure out a solution please let us know.

What about turning up the line pot on the way in for more level?
Old 4th September 2011
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I'm not understanding this ... you can get a good Line level into your DAW when you re-record this? Doesn't that mean the OUTPUT of your compressor is low? Doesn't it have makeup gain?

Why are you asking about inserting a preamp or line amp before the INPUT of your compressor??

What actual gear have you got?

What converters are you using?

Even which the cheapest budget gear, I would expect your problem to be more about overloading the inputs. But maybe you are trying to drive a professional +4 balanced line level with consumer -10 unbalanced line level?

If so - it's probably a wrong cable choice or switch setting ...
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