Gain level on QU-Drive Multitrack

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  • #112573
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    mr. y-mun
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    I’m recording my band via QU-16 QU-Drive multitrack on 16 Tracks. After recording I’m importing these files into Logic to do the mixing.

    Unfortunately I don’t get a proper signal for my stereo guitar signal coming from a Kemper. In the channel strip everything looks good, it’s even short before clipping.
    As soon as I’m arming the multitrack recording function I see, that the signal is pretty weak. And so it is on the recorded track. If I then add more gain I’m deeply into the distortion and don’t get a clean signal any more.

    Could anyone tell me what I could to to solve this?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    #112576
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    Giga
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    Simply normalize the tracks after you’ve imported them into Logic.

    Good luck !

    Giga

    #112581
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    ccr
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    My recording are also very quiet, but as they are in 24 bit, you can easily increase their gain/normalize on the computer without raising the noise floor.

    #112584
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    Mike C
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    On the direct out setting are they set for pre fade?
    There is also a level trim adjustment for the direct out.
    Those are global settings that can be set from any channel in the preamp menu screen.

    #112605
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    mr. y-mun
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    Thank you so much. That was the solution! Great!

    #113262
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    Beely
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    Hi.
    I too have had this problem.
    Would anyone be able to help me find where the trim level adjustment for the direct out can be accessed.

    Cheers for now.

    #113267
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    mr. y-mun
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    Let me check it for you asap.

    #113270
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    KeithJ A&H
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    This article may be useful in explaining what’s going on and why – https://support.allen-heath.com/hc/en-gb/articles/4403616287889-General-Qu-SQ-Levels-and-Metering-in-Qu-and-SQ
    (in short, 0dB on the meters = -18dBFS in the digital realm)

    @beely – the Direct Out Trim is found in the Routing screen when an input has been selected. Note that Direct Out Trim is on a per-channel basis, unlike the other (Global) Direct Out Settings.

    Thanks,
    Keith.

    #113271
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    Beely
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    Hi Keith.
    I had a quick skim-read of that article.
    The last paragraph in particular seems to cover what I am looking for.
    Cheers for that.

    #113275
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    mr. y-mun
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    Sorry, I was too slow. Thanks guys!

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