Line Level over XLR

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  • #73421
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    Gary
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    Hello SQ people. This is my first post, and I’m wondering if there’s a way to set the XLR inputs to line level. Is this automatically detected? Is this reflected in the mixers GUI? I wish this console had the XLR-1/4″ Combo jacks for line level signals. I’m using an external 24 track recorder.

    Thanks,

    Gary

    #73423
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    peterlanders
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    As far as I can tell it just handles it. Engage the pad if the signal comes in particularly hot.

    That said, Iā€™m pretty much using DIs for 1/4ā€ stuff anyway.

    #73428
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    Chris93
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    The A to D converters are expecting line level already, the preamp is just there to boost any lower level signals up to that line level, and the pad is there to attenuate signals that are coming in above that. Use as much or as little gain as you need.

    Chris

    #73471
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    Gary
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    On my Presonus Studiolive 32, when you plug a 1/4″ cable into the combo jack, it switches to a line input and bypasses the mic pre altogether. I was hoping for the same functionality.

    #73476
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    Flo84
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    Hi Gary,
    It’s a different way on SQ…there are not 1/4″ jack on XLR input sockets(combo). Only “Stereo inputs” sockets on the mixer are 1/4″jacks.
    šŸ˜‰

    #73478
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    Gary
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    Hahaha…yes…I knew that before I bought it. I was more looking for a setting in the GUI. I just got a AR2412 and will use it as an insert I/O to the recorder and back. The inserts can be set to line level and I’ll be able to use the pre’s on the console. Thanks for the help you guys šŸ™‚

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