Last year I purchased this mixer, the Behringer Xenyx 1002FX, and i've liked it and I'm not the greatest sound tech guy so I, half the time, don't know what I'm doing. Anyway I am just wondering, [h]whenever I record something (guitar, keys, vocals, etc) my input or whatever likes to peak on me[/h], and it seems I can't get my volumes up to a nice level when i record without it peaking(i record into my Behringer FCA202 firewire int. then into my comp). Yes I know that's life, I know that mixers and sound will distort at a certain level that is too loud, but I can't get it loud anyway. I'm just asking if anyone knows any techniques or tips to boost the signal that enters my comp without it peaking and distorting on me. Btw I don't change the EQs (because I don't know anything about the high, mid, and low thing with recording), does this factor with my problem
Thanks ra7or for your reply,
yeah i usually mix instruments according to my gain/trim being the main priority. I don't have a compressor at all! I only recently found out what they do (sort of), should I buy a compressor to help with my input signal? I'm on a tight budget so I am thinking about getting the Behringer mini compressor thats pretty cheap and has all the pre-settings for guitar and such so I don't have to worry to much about all the terms and tech stuff. Should I get one? Will it benefit my recordings?