Overbridge much too quiet?


Hey guys, I have the same problem. People here say that elektron aims for -12db recordings, which would be my dream. I only get around -27db when recording minilogue thru my digitakt. And because it’s only left signal, I need to drop utility in ableton and hit mono so i can hear both sides. Then it drops even lower, to around -33db. I can barely see waveform so i cant do warping to compensate latency issues which i always get and also my too swingy keyboard playing. I tried going to usb settings and changing 0db to 18db like someone recommended but it didn’t help. Is there anything I can do about this? Should I be worried? It really bothers me. Why don’t I get -12db?

Also while I don’t have Digitakt VST on in ableton, the sound is amazing, but once I drop Digitakt vst and start messing around with it, the sound in ableton starts popping, glitching, cutting etc. its really annoying.


the mono signal can be set on the inputs of ableton, instead of using the last pair 11/12 use only the mono 11


I make audio track, choose audio from Digitakt and channel InputL/Input R-Digitakt. There are no other options.


How strong is the signal going into the Digitakt? What shows the audio meter bar in the sampling menu of the Digitakt?


prettty loud, just like other samples, no problem there


check preferences => audio => input config


It just has 1/2 MONO and 1/2 Stereo selected


So I just found out that my cables are unbalanced with only one strip. Could that be a problem? Do you guys use balanced ones?


I only use unbalanced with the Digitakt


Yeah i did some reading and it says in the manual that digitakt works with unbalanced cables. At this point I have no idea what could be wrong. It can’t be faulty cable or synth because using scarlett audio interface there were no problems with volume. I will try to update overbridge and ableton. Maybe even try another daw and take it from there


Apparently, there is no reasonable solution to the problem :frowning: Audio from the Digitakt comes via Overbridge in Ableton 9 just way too quiet - unbelievably annoying for me


You have latest software? And put overbridge mode on?


yes ! maybe I should try it with ableton 10 ??


Same for me in Cubase and Bitwig, it’s seriously annoying, I really hope they add a setting to adjust the levels. I currently route into a Group to raise the volume and that’s still not enough. I tend to mix by reducing levels, you have to have something sensible to mix down from. Apart from the audio routing settings losing their settings after switching off the plugin is working great for me, but this one thing makes it hard to work with. I get the talk of mixing levels, but source signals and mixing levels are 2 separate things entirely.