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DI Volume/Level Question
My setup: I have my Bass (active pickups) plugged into my Focusrite Saffire which is connected to my PC. Regarding levels, there's the Bass pickup output level and the input levels on the Saffire.
Is there any "rule of thumb" or "best practice" when it comes to the volume/levels used in the DI chain for recording? For example, should the bass output level be all the way up and the Saffire input level be as high as possible without causing distortion? Or is mostly just all done by ear - whatever just sounds right?
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You'd then set the input level to leave plenty of headroom. The thing with DI's is that they're VERY dynamic. Dig in, and the level really comes up fast so be conservative and make sure you don't clip on the way in.
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