Hi, I’ve searched for Alesis io4 and can’t see anything that relates to my problem.
DELL Inspiron with Ubuntu studio installed to HDD.
Alesis io4 USB audio interface
1x Samson Q-kick chann1 (no phantom)
1x Samson Q-snare chann2 (no phantom)
1x DM800 condenser chann3 (phantom)
1x NW800 condenser chann4 (phantom)
I’ve set mics as per Glynn John’s method and created a session with 4 channels in Ardour
The kick and snare dynamic mics seem to work as expected, as I increase gain on each channel the VU meters on the io4 increase as expected and the VU meters on Ardour channels show the increased gain as they should. However, even with no gain increase on channels 3&4 (condenser mics using phantom power), so gain as low as possible, the channels on Ardour are peaking. The VU meters on the io4 channels 3&4 show nothing with gain down and as I increase gain, the VU meters display correctly and indicate the increase. I KNOW that the io4 is working correctly as when it’s connected to an amp and speakers the gain can be increased and decreased, which in turn affects the volume to the speakers.
Has anyone else encountered this with the io4 or indeed another USB interface and condenser mics. I suspect I may not have Ardour input configured correctly; I start Ardour create new session, select io4 as input & output. The session opens, I create 4 tracks (1 at a time so I can name them respectively), click ‘RECORD’ on each track, press the record enable, click the ‘PLAY’ button and then play drums.
It does record each mic as a separate entity so it does work it’s just the gain is way too high.
Any ideas and help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for listening