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What should I set my channel output to on my 1818 VSL if I'm using an external preamp (GAP MKIII Plus)?

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asked Jan 24, 2016 in AudioBox USB by caymantomsic (150 points)
Hi, I just got a GAP MKIII Plus pre and I'm connecting it to my 1818VSL through a 1/4" TRS cable to one of the line inputs. I was wondering what I should set my channel output to on the 1818VSL to get the clearest sound from the GAP preamp

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answered Jan 25, 2016 by butchrichard (126,470 points)
selected Jun 6, 2017 by AlexTinsley
 
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All you should need is to connect your external preamp to available "line" inputs on the front of the AudioBox 1818 with a 1/4 inch audio cable.  You have already done so it seems.

Outputs on the AuidoBox shouldn't matter.  These need only be use for your speakers, headphones and DAW playback.

Tho you mention "clearest sound".  This is relative term.  Relative to all connected equipment.  The general rule of recording is to increase the gain as high as you can without "clipping" your gear or your DAW.
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