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Setting signal-level on sound card!
Old 28th January 2007
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Setting signal-level on sound card!

I have a M-audio Delta 1010 sound card. You can chose if you want a +4dB nominal signal level or a -10dB nominal signal level for both your inputs and your outputs.
I run my outputs to a mackie onyx mixer, where I sum the tracks.
If I use the -10dB output level I have to gain up more on the mixer than if I use +4dB, since the output is bigger.
What input/output level should I use: +4dB or -10dB?

For some reason I like the +4dB output better since everything is hotter! But I don't know if it can cause clipping of any kind...
Old 29th January 2007
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🎧 15 years
Use +4 balanced. Your Mackie is designed for it. Clipping is up to you.
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