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When calibrating the input to my Monitor Station V2 at +4dbu, what should the output of my DAW be set to? 0dbu? +4dbu?

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asked Apr 4, 2017 in PreAmps, Signal Processors and Monitoring Hardware by martinworthy (230 points)
I'm trying to calibrate my Monitor Station V2. I have it set to +4dbu. This is the same output setting of my UAD Apollo Quad. I play a -18db sine wave in Cubase 9 at 0db and the LED on the Monitor Station on goes up to -6db with the Apollo output at maximum. However, when I raise the output of the Cubase mixer to +4db the Monitor Station LED goes to the max. (flashes red) What is the correct mixer output setting for Cubase or any DAW, in order to correctly calibrate the Monitor Station at +4db? Looking at this now, I realize I may have answered my own question but I'd like some confirmation. Thanks.

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answered Apr 5, 2017 by gadget69 (30,300 points)
selected May 19, 2017 by AlexTinsley
 
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That would depend on the equipment it's hooked to and the input sensitivity of the target device... should be in the specs...
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