The main output volume on my Octatrack Mk1 seems to be very low.
When I play live, the sound engineer has to crank the gain on the mixer, making the OT super noisy. I’d like to avoid this.
As a test, I have a normalized kick sample being triggered.
Every volume parameter I can think of in the Octatrack has been maxed out:
Track Level: 100%
Amp Volume: +63
Main Output Volume: 100%
Even with all these parameters absolutely maxed out, my audio interface is reading the incoming signal as -11.3 db.
I’m in “normal” mode, not studio, so I’m sure I’m controlling the master output level, not the headphone output level.
Is this normal?
When I leave what I consider to be a reasonable amount of headroom in my mixes on the OT, my master outputs at around -24db.
Maybe this is expected behavior, maybe not.
Please let me know if this matches your experience?