Allen & Heath MixWizard and RNC signal too low?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio' started by Daniel Fox, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Daniel Fox

    Daniel Fox Guest

    I had a session today where I put a series of backup vocals through the
    following chain:
    Breathy Male tenor voice - A & H Mixwizard pre with no EQ -direct out
    to RNC (3:1, short attack, medium release, 4-8 GR on peaks) - to Apogee
    Rosetta 800 48k/24 bit - Digi OO2R ADAT ins. I could not get the
    signal in pro tools up to an appropriate level...? I had the Pre
    peaking at +6 on the PFL and the RNC's output gain cranked. What
    gives? I had no improvement when using the RNC in the insert or with a
    Symetrix 501 comp at similar settings. The Pro Tools meter always
    stayed in the lowest 25%.
    Yes I'm fully aware of the dynamic range of 24 bit and am not trying to
    set levels like i'm using a tape machine. Even if I could have seen
    levels filling half of the meter I would have been happy. Maybe the
    MixWiz' meter is misleading and I should have had the gain higher?
    Issue with interfacing balanced and unbalanced gear?
    Thanks for any input.

    Dan Fox
     
    Daniel Fox, Oct 24, 2005
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    hank alrich Guest

    Is there an input sensitivity switch on the Digi interface?
     
    hank alrich, Oct 24, 2005
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    Forty Winks Guest

    (hank alrich) wrote in :
    Not for the ADAT ins ;) I think the question is 'Is there an input
    sensitivity switch on the Rosetta?'(no there isn't)
     
    Forty Winks, Oct 24, 2005
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    Mike Rivers Guest

    Did you try adjusting the input gain of the Rosetta? It's not a knob,
    it's an internal jumper that sets the sensitivity of the A/D
    conversion:

    "Analog max levels: +6dBV, +20dBu, +24dBu max (set by internal jumper)"

    Obviously the maximum output of the RNC (around +20 dBu as I recall)
    isn't tickling the Rosetta hard enough to suit you. Set the jumper to
    +20, or to
    +6 if you dare.
     
    Mike Rivers, Oct 24, 2005
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