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    PMP 4000 CD/TAPE OUTPUT level

    I'm recording our live shows using a digital recorder plugged into the CD/TAPE OUTPUT RCA jacks. Even with gain on the turned all the down, I still sometimes get a lot of clipping.

    Is there any way to control the output level? Should I switch to using the headphone jack?

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    PMP4000 CD/TAPE OUTPUT RCA jacks

    Quote Originally Posted by davesill View Post
    I'm recording our live shows using a digital recorder plugged into the CD/TAPE OUTPUT RCA jacks. Even with gain on the turned all the down, I still sometimes get a lot of clipping.

    Is there any way to control the output level? Should I switch to using the headphone jack?
    Hello Dave,

    The CD/TAPE OUTPUT RCA jacks on the PMP4000 is fed off of the Main Mix. Whatever the level coming out from the Main Mix connections, should be the same level, just unbalanced because they are on RCA jacks.

    First, check on the recording device to see if you can adjust what the recording input level is. If there is no option to adjust the input level on the recording device, then you can bring down Main Mix level a little bit to keep from over loading the input to the recording device. Ultimately you want to check the gain structure to get a hot level to the recording but low enough to avoid any clipping.

    I hope this helps!
    Chris Painter
    Specialist, Product Support Web
    MUSIC Group
    BEHRINGER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Painter View Post
    Hello Dave,

    The CD/TAPE OUTPUT RCA jacks on the PMP4000 is fed off of the Main Mix. Whatever the level coming out from the Main Mix connections, should be the same level, just unbalanced because they are on RCA jacks.

    First, check on the recording device to see if you can adjust what the recording input level is. If there is no option to adjust the input level on the recording device, then you can bring down Main Mix level a little bit to keep from over loading the input to the recording device. Ultimately you want to check the gain structure to get a hot level to the recording but low enough to avoid any clipping.

    I hope this helps!
    Thanks, Chris. I botched it in my message, but I've got the gain on the recorder turned down all the way--the signal from the PMP is way hot.

    So you're saying I need to turn the levels down on all of the channels? There's not a single knob/slider that controls the Main Mix level?

    Sounds like I should use the headphone jack. Is there a downside to that?

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    Hi Dave,

    You can also use the MAIN 2 outputs. The MAIN 2 outputs have their own level knob that is independent of the MAIN 1 level. These outputs are 1/4" so you may need adapters.

    It would be best to avoid the headphone jack, as it is amplified.

    Best,
    Glenn Slater
    Specialist, Product Support Web
    MUSIC Group US
    BEHRINGER

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