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Old 10-02-2009, 07:51 AM
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Default Digi 003 rack - very high input gain with Beyer Opus 88 mic

I recently picked up a Beyer Opus 88 for micing my snare (replacing an SM57). I like everything about the 88 - but the input gain is way too high on the channel input. It's peaking even when I have the gain knob on my 003r turned down almost all the way. Since the mic clamps directly to the snare rim & has a fixed length gooseneck, I can't move it very far from the snare (not that I'd want, sound-wise).

This may be a very simple question, but how do I prevent this from happening?... I notice some preamps have gain reduction/pad buttons to reduce input gain... I don't think the 003r has this feature?

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Default Re: Digi 003 rack - very high input gain with Beyer Opus 88 mic

In your case, getting an inline pad that connects to the mic cable is your best bet. Shure makes excellent ones with either fixed or variable pad values.
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