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Newbie: Setting Gains on 16.0.2 - How much is TOO much Trim?

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asked Aug 1, 2019 in Classic Mixers by davelerbakken (120 points)

I just bought my 16.0.2...and yes I know I'm way late to the party.  But it's my 1st digital board, and I have questions.

When setting the gain, I'm at about 1 o'clock and metering about C or one light above. The manual just says "a little more than 1/2 the led's" should be lit.  Well what dB is that?  The local soundmen who use the bigger PreSonus boards suggest that I be around -15dB or -12dB.  Is there a way to meter that on here?

To get it up to the -6 mark above C, I almost have to go to 3 o'clock on the trim knob.  Is that TOO much, or is there such a thing.  Should I get more output from the instrument before the board?

Any help is welcome.  Thanks a bunch!


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