Hei! I'm going to use the Alesis mixer/digital interface to experiment with recording some
multimiked drums. In the manual - when it talks about what essentially is gain staging for
recording - it states clearly to "adjust the gain knob until the LED meter remains at or
very close to 0" (page 12, point 7 - the PDF manual is online here
). I don't have the mixer yet in my hands,
but I find it strange to record so hot with what is essentially a digital interface.
Normally when I record on the PC I set preamp gain levels so that I get a -18dBFS average
and peak at -12 or -10 in the DAW and the results so far have been remarkably good. The
Alesis' preamps have apparently 50dB of gain, which is not crazily much but should work
fine with modern condenser mics. So I'm a bit puzzled.
As anyone used the
mixer? (and yeah, there's certainly better equipment and preamps but I want to have
individual mic tracks to the DAW, the Alesis passed the SOS review and this is my
, so it'll
have to do.. )
Surely there's something I'm not getting..
- It's just music
..and the FB page