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I am having trouble getting the trim set right. i have audio tech condensor mics, one for vocal and one for guitar, i have them in inputs a and b and the phantom power on. but i cannot find a level where the peak indicator light goes off and i am not getting a very good recorded sound. pleas help

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Make sure you do NOT have a monitor speaker that is active! If you have a monitor speaker, it is POSSIBLE that there is a SUPERSONIC feedback going on that you cannot hear. This would saturate the system and distort your recording. Studio mics have a lot of gain and a wide response.

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Some mics will require the trim gain to be full on. Check the mic gain by pressing the PFL for each channel and set trim to be below the clipping level with maximum vocal into the mic.

There are some low output mics that may be inadequte as far as output goes. Shure SM58 are industry standard mic... If you don't have one to try, borrow one to test with.

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Thiis amp has plenty of gain for mics. Make sure your mic has a good XLR to XLR cable (balanced) and connects to the XLR input connectors. If you have 1/4 inch jack cables that aren't TRS balanced on the mics, get rid of them and get XLR's.

Then push the PFL button down (LED will light red) for a single channel with a mic and adjust the trim (top knob for the channel) so that the level peaks without clipping on the main LED display when highest input to the mic is being generated. You should not get clipping then during operation.

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Hi there. Use the "pan" pots to assign the guitar to left channel and all other pans to right channel. Also, turn all effects off or down all the way. (Effects return all the way down.
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