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Stupid question about volume levels when DI into FOH PA

Postby dh12345 » 13 Sep 2017, 22:01

Forgive my ignorance on this but when setting up my NS2 EX to play live, what are the ideal volume levels on the main volume and the various piano/organ/synth settings (ignoring any mixing needed when playing multiple sounds together).

I've just gone with 12 o'clock as a default assuming that whatever amplification is in use will take the strain but I've read recently that the line level outputs can be rather low.

Should I be cranking it up?

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Re: Stupid question about volume levels when DI into FOH PA

Postby Quai34 » 14 Sep 2017, 01:15

Usually, on keys, the unity gain at 0db is at full volume....It doesn't matter if your signal is too high via a DI because it's going to be carried at a low impedance to the front PA and the sound check guy will adjust the preamp section with his gain kmob....If you have a mixer between your keys and the front PA, just set your different volumes so that at anytime, you have an average level at 0db as well...
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Re: Stupid question about volume levels when DI into FOH PA

Postby charlesjohny8 » 23 Sep 2017, 08:12

0db unity gain is always at full volume.
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