curlybob43 wrote: lordmike wrote: curlybob43 wrote: lordmike wrote:
curlybob43 wrote:I just posted a similar thread before I saw this, with level drop going from my interface to my 1176-KT. Even though it states in the manual it accepts balanced/unbalanced connections, I never knew an unbalanced cable can cause a signal drop of 6db - next thing to try!
All of my connections are TRS so they should all be balanced.
I was talking about mine, but still concerning you’re having the same issue nevertheless.
I'm sorry, I didn't understand. Have you tried balanced lines?
Not yet, although I'm not sure that'll be the one considering the issues you are having also. Give it a go anyway
So I have just had a mess around and it would appear that it was a mixture of things, I think, for me. Firstly, the balanced cable did help somewhat, may of been more interference than anything. Secondly, I was expecting the meter to react as a VST would (dumb, I know, but it's so easy to get complacent with technology), it is definitely reducing more gain than the meter will show on fast-hitting transients. I kind of like this, going to make me LISTEN more, instead of look as I'm used to with plugins, someone told me that's a good thing once
. Thirdly, I find that in Ableton Live, routing manually to outputs with sends, rather than using Live's External Audio Device did give me better results, I think this is user preference as I found it easier to match level pre/post effect. I'd probably use it more for reverbs, etc. where gain adjustments are more forgiving.