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Old 10-07-2012, 05:57 AM
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Default +4 dBu or -10 dBv analog in Omni

Hello.

Something I have not thought much about is weither to use +4 dBu or -10 dBv when recording through my Neumann M149 and Aurora GTQC preamp.

I notice that to get a healthy signal into Omni/Pro Tools at +4 dBu the VU meter needle on my preamp is going into the red area (right). The signal sounds fine tho. Not distorted.

Setting analog line input to -10 dBv the VU meter operates in the lower area (left). But the signal into Pro Tools is also fine at this setting.

Hmm, what do I ideally use, +4 dBu or -10 dBv ?
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+4 is generally considered professional and -10 is generally considered consumer. Most stuff we do with higher end gear should be at +4.
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+4 is generally considered professional and -10 is generally considered consumer. Most stuff we do with higher end gear should be at +4.
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