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    Question x1204 questions

    Hi, i am new here and have a couple of questions about the X1204usb. I am using it to send the music/vocals to an encoder for an internet radio broadcast. I use headphones to monitor the sound but have found that to get the output levels high enough for the encoder the sound through the headphones is a little to loud. I have the main mix button down and that is how i am listening. My faders are all the way up and i have set the gain to about 3/4 to the right. All the other knobs are basically straight up. I am using, one mic, a laptop, and a professional dual compact disc player. I don't really know much about gain or compression. Any advice/help would be appreciated!

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    Ben Obee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sher Stec View Post
    Hi, i am new here and have a couple of questions about the X1204usb. I am using it to send the music/vocals to an encoder for an internet radio broadcast. I use headphones to monitor the sound but have found that to get the output levels high enough for the encoder the sound through the headphones is a little to loud. I have the main mix button down and that is how i am listening. My faders are all the way up and i have set the gain to about 3/4 to the right. All the other knobs are basically straight up. I am using, one mic, a laptop, and a professional dual compact disc player. I don't really know much about gain or compression. Any advice/help would be appreciated!
    You shouldn't have to turn up the faders all the way here. I suggest looking at the GAIN knobs and turn them up slightly more than 3/4. Set your faders to the unity gain mark which is the "0" dB point on the fader. The MAIN MIX faders control the overall output volume of the USB so if it's too loud in the headphones turn the PHONES/CTRL volume knob down to the desired level as this is only your monitor level and won't effect the signal output.

    Compression could help in the scenario especially with the vocals. The way it works on the mixer is the more you have the compression knob turned up the more the signal will be turned down or leveled off. This is a good way to even out a signal with a wide dynamic range or prevent any clipping or distortion from happening on the input stage.

    If you are still experiencing low volume you may want to look into a pre-amp.

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    I'm wondering about the compressor settings also. Is there any how to videos about what to look for when setting the compressor on this Mixer board? I've searched youtube but all's I find is setting up a compressor. I'm looking to learn how to better understand and set the compressor dial on the mixer itself.

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    Evan Hooton
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    Hi Ted,

    When setting up a compressor on a channel, I personally set the amount of compression to where I can barely notice that it is reducing the volume peaks on that channel.

    Evan Hooton
    Specialist, Product Support
    MUSIC Group
    BEHRINGER

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