Topic: Input levels for Digiface USB
I have a Mac computer with a Digiface USB connected by ADAT to a Focusrite Octopress Dynamic AD/DA where I connect my mics. I know that the input levels I must use in my analogic inputs must be just below -16 to have some headroom and avoid clipping artifacts. In my setup, I'm using Digiface USB/Totalmix as a real-time digital mixer, and I'm not willing to use any DAW as I'm using this setup for podcasts/video calls, and I'm trying to minimize latency. When I route the audio to another computer/device, I know I can increase the level of the signal above zero using Totalmix to compensate the -16 level at the input. The problem occurs when I route the inputs to applications in my Mac, the interface host. As I'm trying to avoid using any DAW in my Mac, when I route the signal to any application in the Mac, the sound level is too low.
Is there any way to increase the level of the inputs to the host computer of the interface (a Mac) in Totalmix without using any DAW or other software?