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The recording level on my MDS-JE480 seems to be restricted. I have tried recording with the P.Hold turned on & off and have the LS(T) set to0db, but the level display is still maxed out at 5 bars. I use the MDS-JE480 with a small pa system to provide backing tracks for a vocalist and must have the tracks recorded at a high level. Any advice appreciated

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First of all, the remote has nothing to do with anything. Neither does the PEAK HOLD function.

Apparently, your source is not putting out a lot of signal. Check to see if it has a volume control. Or that you are connected to the right output (line level and not headphone out, for instance).

Of course, you can always turn up the recording volume on the 480. That's what it is there for. You can go up 12dB, which is plenty. And you can turn that up with the remote or with the AMS dial.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012

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    I meant to say that the LST has nothing to do with anything. It sets the threshhold for the machine to create a new file.You CAN adjust the record volume with the remote.


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You adjust the recording level using your remote control.

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This means that you are trying to record from the Digital Input, if you want to record from an analogue input do the following:


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