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    No bother duder. Check out what motu experts might have to say on it as well; I would expect the motu to be calibrated to -12, but theres no guarantee; the axe may be pushing it a bit hard and thats only becoming evident in the DI.

    Chris, what level are you running your DI?

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    I think you're right, I'm sure I've seen online or in the manual that it's -12. I also remember PeterAnima saying something about the DI levels being a bit of a prickly issue. He ended up getting strange discrepancies between chords and single notes. I'll have to find the thread for his post.

    Chris, what level are you running your DI?
    That's exactly the info I'm hoping to for.

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    I shoot for around -6 or -8db on both the wet and dry, on both the MOTU and the Axe.

    You want the reamp level to be the same as your orginal guitar output which is low. If it was not your gain structure would be altered.
    Re-amping low level!!!

    There's a better post from Cliff about it, but here's one:

    How to increse the volume of the dry signal when recording?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassidy View Post

    I'll check the levels when I'm back home from work later, but, if memory serves me correctly, I think my DI from the AFX's Effects Loop is going into the DAW at around -12db.
    I run mine hotter than that, and balance the two outputs so that they match. Again, -6/-8 on both. No idea if it's correct or not but it seems to work the way it should for me.

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    I've just recorded something with the DI going in at -12db. Adjusted the trim to make it so. That sounds much better, but I need to do a bit of experimenting with it and don't got the time tonight, unfortunately. Still, the brief test I did makes it look like you could adjust it on just one device, Chris, instead of spreading it over the MOTU and the AFX.

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    I don't adjust the MOTU at all, I just set the levels to max on there and ignore it. The only knob twirling I do is the two output knobs on the front of the Fractal.

    Probably goes w/o saying, but your DAW isn't downconverting/resampling the DI before it sends it back out to the Axe-Fx, is it?

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    hi Chris any chance I could get you to send me the reaper session for that so I can use it as a template? i've got it working but the way you've got it set up looks heaps better

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    Thanks. This should come in handy.

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