VST host with computer setup, adjusting levels
I know I am at risk of never getting an answer but there is my problem.
I'm using a full PC practice setup
Passive Jazz BASS
M-AUDIO C400 (I know it sucks...)
Cantabile lite, using Ronald Passion bass preamp, Kaerjhus Compressor
Now, it got the BASS volume, C400 Input/output levels, Cantabile input/output levels plus all the plugins levels, then the speakers volume levels.
In the end, I tried many configuration and I am still not satisfied with the output sound.
Is there a rule of thumb to adjust all those volume to get the best signal level all down the chain?
Here is my most plausible best scenario for my setup:
Bass levels all the way up
Input on the interface, 0dB (let's assume 0db means no amplification so the signal is kept as is)
All along the VST chain, 0dB
Ouput on the interface, 0db
Then I play around with my speakers volume,
Does this makes any sense?
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