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Thread E-Mu 0404 record levels

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Topic E-Mu 0404 record levels
I have an E-Mu 0404 and use Sonar 4 Producer for recording. I undestand that you need to preamp your guitar while recording with the 0404 so I purchased a Behringer V-Amp 2. Works great.

The problem I'm having is that the record signal in the E-Mu patch mixer seems to be in the red before I can get a decent record level in Sonar.

I have the V-amp2 patched into the line ins on the 0404. By the time I get my record levels in Sonar near the 0db point, the e-mu is peaking above 0db in the red constantly. Is this normal or will it damage the e-mu or am I simply doing something wrong? Anyone know something about this?

Thanks in advance.
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it won't damage your emu.

what peaks is the DBa meter (the analog one), while the meter in sonar shows your DBv (in other words, millivolts). your emu has 114 DB of A/D dynamics, so it can handle really LOUD singnals.

don't worry, as long as you don't peak in sonar, you'll be fine.