Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] mixing advice
From: Anahata (anahata_AT_treewind.co.uk)
Date: Wed Nov 27 2002 - 18:45:41 EET
On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 12:53:15AM +0900, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> What do you think is the appropriate way to set the levels for a 12
> channel mixing desk that is being sent to a stereo channel in another
> mixer desk?
> Would you set lowish on the master out and the gain high on the stereo in?
Better to set the output levels at normal volume (0dB on the meter if you
have one) and adjust input gain on the stereo in.
The exception might be if the sending desk has pro level +4dB outputs and
the receiving desk is expecting consumer -10dB levels (in which case it
probably has RCA input sockets) - then you'd have to lower the mixer output
to prevent overloading.
In general, you don't want to drop levels lower than necessary in the
audio chain; then you have to use more gain (= more noise) to bring them
> For micing an acoustic guitar in a space with large active speakers what
> would be the best gain, equilzation and volume level to not have it
> feedback often?
Preventing feedback is about mic and speaker positioning (as far from each
other as possible!) as much as anything else.
You can sometime do things with EQ bit there in no 'correct' setting other
than anythings that works and sounds OK.
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