I recently noticed that I get very low output to my headphones when using direct monitoring(built in mixer) on my Studio24c.
I have an AKG condenser mic, phantom power is on, and the input LEDs are hitting close to 0 db. - Indicating that the input signal is fine. - There is no problem with the pre-amplification.
However, I have to turn the Mixer knob almost all the way to the left, and the headphone output all the way up...and I can still barely hear myself. It would seem that there is some attenuation applied somewhere along the route from input to output.
The playback signal is loud and clear when I center the Mixer knob... what am I doing wrong?
PS.: I can also see that the output LEDs show at least 8 db less than the input, even with the Mixer cranked all the way to the left.