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Unacceptably low input gain

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:31 am
by jeffgregory1
I just bought a Studio 24c. I am using it with a Shure SM7b and a cloudlifter pre-amp, but have to turn then input gain up to 90% or more to achieve my target input level of 18dB-12dB into my DAW. Of course at this level, there is too much noise. Turning down the input gain to a level that is quiet, results in a very low signal into my DAW. Any ideas?

Re: Unacceptably low input gain

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:01 am
by jonasjanssens
don't have answer but the same problem here with 26c . my input signal is very weak and when i turn the knobs open past 2o'clock i get a lot of noise , also when using the headphones.
I checked impedance of microphone an adio-interface: 310 ohm for shure SM57 and 1.6K ohm fore the presonus studio 26C, that shouldnt be the problem.
any tips ?

greets!

Re: Unacceptably low input gain

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:29 am
by SwitchBack
Are both of you using microphone cables (xlr on both ends)?

Also note that those mics are close-proximity microphones. They’re even less sensitive than an SM58 so the sound source (instrument or vocal) should be well within a foot from the mic.

Hope that helps :)

Re: Unacceptably low input gain

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am
by jonasjanssens
thanks for the quick help!!!
i am using an balanced xlr to jack cable for the mic. maybe this is the fault ?( i just ordered a cable with xlr on two ends.)
i am recording a saxophone. so to here myself back trough the headphones, i need a lot of gain ,i tested a bit with the distance and as you stated a small food away from the mic is the best result.
still the level of the signal is relatively low :-( not enough for recording... and still a lot of noise.

thanks already!! :thumbup:

Re: Unacceptably low input gain

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:08 am
by SwitchBack
The new cable will do the trick :)