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I record a podcast with the 8track multimix usb Alesis. I use one XLR - Jack input and the rest XLR-XLR. There are 4 inputs being used in total. I seem to be getting alot of hiss and buzzing from the XLR-XLR but nothing from the XLR-Jack. Also when i'm recording the levels are really low, when turn them up via gain/volume knob... It just boosts the hiss... What is going on???

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What is the source of the input signals? These need to be balanced lines and the sources need to be balanced. If you happen to be using condenser mics, you probably haven't turned on the Phantom Power in the mixer. If you are recording from a sound card in the PC, those have a lot of noise and are unbalanced and you have to use DI's with ground lift ahead of this mixer.

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You have to reduce the gain control for the input that clips (keeps the red peak iluminated). I suppose that the audio device that you connect at this input is connected at the line input (6,3mm jack) if it's a line level one, or at mic input (XLR 3 pin connector) if it's a microphone level one. You can clarify the gain controls from this picture:
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/XLR_pinouts.svg/540px-XLR_pinouts.svg.png

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