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How could I make everything louder?

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asked Jan 27, 2018 in Studio One 3 by santigarca (160 points)
My problem is the following. I bought the AudioBox USB interface and my problem is that when I connect the microphone to the interface and the speakers it sounds good but when I record the audio with the microphone it sounds very low. I also hear very low the program itself, the instruments…, (I use Studio One 3 Artist). Also, if I play a Youtube video with the speakers connected to the interface, it sounds very low. When I connect the speakers directly to the PC it is heard good but when I connect them to the interface connected to the PC, it is heard very low. It also sounds good if I use the speakers of the laptop with anything connected. I have checked the sound settings of the laptop and they are at maximum. How could I make everything louder?

I use: AudioBoxUSB interface, Studio one 3 Artist, laptop HP 250 G1 Notebook PC, microphone ********* XM8500, midi keyboard M-Audio Axiom air 32 mini, speakers Edifier Studio R1700BT, operating system Windows 10 home 64 bits

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answered Feb 8, 2018 by karstenvogt (3,010 points)
There seem to be several issues. Set your input level correctly. Around -18 dbFS average is a pretty good value. Don't drive your signal too hot. Check your output levels in Studio One (e.g. master fader). Use your Main volume knob to set the volume correctly.
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answered Feb 10, 2018 by santigarca (160 points)
Thank you very much for answering, I put it to -18dbFS, and in the end I realized that what happened was that I had the mixer wheel at the minimum so I turned it, and then it sounded high. Unfortunately, I now have another problem that scares me, that consist  on that from time to time sound like huge sparks from the speakers and I don'n know why it is.