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Line 6 ux1 low input signal with bass

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by solitario, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. solitario

    solitario

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    Hello, I have a line 6 ux1. Playing with my Gibson thunderbird the input signal is too low about 1/3 os the total.

    If I'm not wrong the right way for recording is with a high input signal before it clips.

    Anyway. There's no in gain knob or anything so I don't know if that amount of signal (around 1/3) is normal or not.

    Ux1 users, do you have the same problem? How can a I get a better/louder input signal without buying an external preamp?

    Thank you
  2. Hellbastard

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    This is true for Analog recordings, in the Digital World it is no longer necessary. In fact, it is a good idea to leave a bit of headroom for whatever post processing you want to do.

    A good recording level in the Digital world is setting the level to somewhere around -18dBFS.

    That been said, it seems like the UX1 does not have a gain control for the instrument input. If you 're getting a signal that is too low, then I would suggest getting a Boost Pedal of some sort to increase the level of your Bass' output.
  3. solitario

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    Thank you!

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