It’s the knob at the top. The importance of getting the gain right can’t be overstated. It’s the fundamental first setting on each channel that affects every knob, fader and external processor all the way down the chain.
The simplest way to define gain is as a volume control on the way into the console.
Gain is a volume control on the way into the console.
Microphones output a very quiet signal which we call “mic level”. The exact level varies based on the kind of microphone, the source volume and the distance from the source to the microphone, but it’s in the millivolt range. Continue Reading…