Topic: Fireface USB preamp pads ?

Hi,

I was wondering if you were planning to implement pads (as a digital control) on the 2 built in preamps ?

Because in a lot of situations, the lowest gain value is too low and the next one is too hot.
It's a problem especially for signal like DI guitar or bass, especially active pickups. VERY dynamic!
I then always have to use a external preamp. It sucks because the preamp from the UC are pretty clear and i'd like to use them to track my DIs.

Greetings,

Nicolas.

Nicolas Toussaint - http://brainworksstudios.com - http://www.facebook.com/brainworksstudios

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Re: Fireface USB preamp pads ?

Instruments have to be connected to iputs 3 and 4, and there is no 10 dB gain step.

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Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Fireface USB preamp pads ?

Actually, I am using an external di box with very input impedance such as countryman DI type 85 and j48.
I need a really good signal for reamping later. I don't want to use the built in instrument inputs.

0db is way too low and 10db is too hot.
I can't make a proper level and there is no pad on one of the DI.
It would be very handy to have pads on the pres.

Nicolas Toussaint - http://brainworksstudios.com - http://www.facebook.com/brainworksstudios

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Re: Fireface USB preamp pads ?

You can use the inputs 3/4 as Line inputs, still adjust the gain in 0.5 dB steps. This is exactly what you want.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

5 (edited by Arjan S. 2010-09-25 16:58:14)

Re: Fireface USB preamp pads ?

Matthias,

There is a 10dB gain step in the TotalmixFX. Gain knob says 0dB and the next step is 10dB of gain.
If he wishes to use external (active!) DIs he should "normally speaking" go into the mic inputs.

Arjan S.
Pro-Found Recordings & SAE
Owns:Hammerfall9652,Multiface I,2xADI-8 Pro,Fireface UC.

Re: Fireface USB preamp pads ?

Hello,

a difference of no more than 10 dB between the two gain settings is nothing to worry about, I would say. If 10dB gain is too much, then at 0 dB, your signal is less than 10 dB below digital full scale, which can easily be corrected digitally later with no loss of quality - or the signal could just be left as it is...

So I don't quite understand why you'd need a pad switch here?


Regards
Daniel Fuchs
RME

Regards
Daniel Fuchs
RME