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Re: OT: setting the gain

When you are working with a signal path like that, one that passes
through several devices, you need to isolate each device in order to
set its gain correctly. Start with the first device, set the gain
properly, add device two and so on...

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Ben <benoitruelle@yahoo.fr> wrote:
> Hello
> This is quite OT but I think I may have usefull info from the 
> techwizards on
> this list.
> I recently bought a zoom G5 pedalboard (a kind of M13 for the poor ;-).
> I use it in front of my Fender Mustang I Combo (no FX loop), I wonder 
> how I
> should check the gain so the signal/noise ratio is the best without sound
> distorsion.
> The factory presets on the G5 have a lot a volume difference and my 
> question is
> how do you assure a correct level when using a multi FX like this and 
> make an
> even sound among presets?
> Is the best solution to use a VU-metre on a mixing desk to create the 
> presets?
> I sometime uses the clip led of my jamman but this not precise enough. 
> As the
> amp has also its own amp modelling, using the ear is not enough to 
> detect if the
> distorsion come from the amps sim on the G5, the input overloaded or the 
> amp sim
> on the amp.
> Any input?
> Ben