Loopback setup unclear

kkeus

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Hi all,

Ik have REAL problems setting up the loopback for calibration. I have watched several video's about this, including the one made by GIK. I use an iMac with a MOTU ultralite MK3. I have a Behringer ECM8000 plugged in to Mic1 in and phantom power switched on. My input in the preferences is set to Mic1 and my output to the mains 1-2. Now for calibration, in the GiK video, they say to put a cable between the analog out and in for calibration. It does not really make sense to me , as I would think you would want to use the Mic1 for input and main 1-2 for out. What am I to do?

regards,

Kkeus
 

EarlK

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Hi all,

Ik have REAL problems setting up the loopback for calibration. I have watched several video's about this, including the one made by GIK. I use an iMac with a MOTU ultralite MK3. I have a Behringer ECM8000 plugged in to Mic1 in and phantom power switched on. My input in the preferences is set to Mic1 and my output to the mains 1-2. Now for calibration, in the GiK video, they say to put a cable between the analog out and in for calibration. It does not really make sense to me , as I would think you would want to use the Mic1 for input and main 1-2 for out. What am I to do?

regards,

Kkeus
It's now generally acknowledged that the line level circuits of today's soundcards don't need a calibration file to flatten their response ( they are flat enough to do the job at hand ).

Mic pre-amps are usually less linear than their line-level cohorts .

So, make a calibration file ( as you thought ) between the Line out of Main ( 1-2 ) and your Mic1 input ( turn off the 48 Volt Phantom before making this connection ).

:)
 
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