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Stereo Mix volume Issue with Soundcraft Signature MTK22

Postby Chromeman » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:31 pm

I recently purchased one of these desks after reading the SOS review and for my needs its a perfect fit apart from one major issue which is that when the analogue summed tracks are recorded back into the DAW as a stereo mix there is a considerable drop in level. I've now discovered whole threads on other forums about this and it'a annoying to say the least. Someone suggested bussing everything to a group output with the group faders at max and this does increase the mix level but it's not ideal. Is this just a design fault? I can still return the desk but I like it and I don't think there's anything similar at this price (£650).
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Re: Stereo Mix volume Issue with Soundcraft Signature MTK22

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:11 pm

It's an analogue desk working with analogue headroom margins. If you don't want the headroom, drive the stereo mix bus harder to send a higher level into the converters... But be prepared for a correspondingly harder sound, too.

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Re: Stereo Mix volume Issue with Soundcraft Signature MTK22

Postby Chromeman » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:43 pm

Am I right in assuming then that this is part of the design to allow more headroom when mixing?
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Re: Stereo Mix volume Issue with Soundcraft Signature MTK22

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:52 pm

Yes, I believe so.

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