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 Post subject: mic & preamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Because of the recommendations on this website I just purchased the Art Tube preamp and the Rode NT1-A mic. I have been playing with the settings for a couple of days and still getting distortion. Does anyone have a good setting for these going into the aw16g? Here is where I am now:

On the G, the mic input is around 1 0clock. The faders just below zero. Phantom power OFF.
On the Tube, Input about 2 oclock, output about 2 oclock, and the 20db gain and phantom pwr buttons are pushed in.

I am getting a strong signal but there is always a slight distortion, no matter which knob is lowered or raised on either unit. The levels going into the G are between 6 and 0, like they should be.
I tried turning OFF the phant pwr on the Tube and turning ON the phan pwr on the G. But VU meter on the tube maxes the red.

I know this may sound confusing but any input would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: mic & preamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:31 pm 
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I was doing some more reading here and I think I solved the problem. On the G, the input knob was too close to the MIC side. I moved it almost all the way on the LINE side and no distortion. In my head I figured since I'm using a "mic", the knob should be on the MIC side of the input.

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 Post subject: Re: mic & preamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:39 pm 
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An external preamp increases the level of the signal to the G. You no longer have a "mic level" input. You now have a "line level" input. Best to start with the G gain all the way CCW and raise the preamp gain to get the "right" recording level. If you're finding that the preamp gain needs to be all the way to max for the level you want, then back off a bit on it and increase the G gain. Most audio equipment starts to introduce more noise when nearing the maximum gain level. Therefore, try to keep all gain settings away from the max point.

Enjoy your new preamp and mic. Nice setup.

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 Post subject: Re: mic & preamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:52 pm 
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What a difference!!!! I did like you said and moved the G input to LINE and started all over again. Much, much, better. And you actually added logic to this frustrating situation. Thanks again, ralph.

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 Post subject: Re: mic & preamp
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Glad to help. Now get that Grammy winner recorded! :)

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