I own a Focusrite Liquid channel and am still getting used to it's features
I noticed on a recently vocal recording that there appeared to
be a small amount of distortion on some loud sections. I had my Liquid Channel connected
to my Focusrite Saffire Pro DSP 24 via the digital connection and the meter in the Saffire
MixControl was peaking around -10db. The meter on the Liquid Channel was barely flickering
even though it was on around 30db gain.
The mic that I used was a Neumann
I had a look at the specs of the Liquid Channel and it says the
maximum input is +16dbu. I looked at some other preamps and they have there specs
generally range from +24dbu - +30dbu for maximum level before clipping or headroom.
To be honest I'm not really sure what these specs mean or how they translate to real
The spec for for my UA Solo 610 says -12dbu!?
Liquid Channel looks pretty low compared to some of these other preamps. I'm only using
the Liquid Channel for vocals and miking acoustic guitars and upright bass.