Direct out levels.

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    I’m noticing that when I patch the direct outputs to the USB (USB-B), when the level on the console is 0dB I only get -18dB on the DAW. The output trim on the console is set to 0dB. Is this normal, a problem with the DAW or a problem with the console? The DAW Is Cakewalk Sonar by Bandlab. Thank you.

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    This is normal.

    The metering the DAW uses 0dB as a maximum, while the desk has 0dB at -18 of the max to allow plenty of headroom.

    If you clip on the DAW, you can go back and do it again – if you clip while live in a PA while recording, you’re stick with it.

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    @The Cat

    Both are working absolutely correctly.

    Raise the signal level in the DAW after you have recorded it.

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