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ok let me ask this way friends.......is there a way i can boost the input gain for a shure sm 7b other than the input gain knob on the channel?? since i cant get enuff level into the aux monitor mix for the headphone amp?? i use st one v4 but i am monitoring thru the sl16 due to latency issues.....do i need an extra preamp before the console??

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by SwitchBack on Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:25 am
Make sure you use a proper XLR-to-XLR mic cable. And then consider a Cloudlifter in-line mic pre. The SM7b can do with a little boost :)
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by wahlerstudios on Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 am
As a workaround you an also use "Make Up Gain" of the channel's compressor. Compressor > on, Gain > up, signal > loud. ;-)

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by SwitchBack on Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:07 am
Note that that needs the Aux mix set to Pre2 :)
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by johnbliss on Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:46 pm
thnx people....very helpful indeed.....yes i have pre 2 set up so that plugs are available ...i will try the compressor gain up today...cheers

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ssd samsung c drive
raid 2 data drive 4 TB
presonus studiolive 16
studio one 4
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by PreSonus Seth on Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:47 am
Just like I said on FB...

If you aren't getting enough gain with a SM7B on Series 3, then it's the wrong mic for your source.

I have NEVER needed a CloudLifter. Ever.
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by SwitchBack on Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm
But then you may have access to some very low-noise outboard preamps to replace the Series III preamps.

Simple fact is that the SM7B is less sensitive than most other dynamic vocal mics (e.g. some 5dB less than an SM58, and that’s a live-and-loud mic!). So you may have to turn up the Series III preamp more that you would like. A good quality in-line booster amp like the Cloudlifter can solve that. :)

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