Here is my situation. I am doing live recordings in a fixed location. I am using an 18i8
as my primary interface and an 18i20 as my ADAT unit linked via optic from the out of the 18i20 to the in of the 18i8
Connected via USB2 to a Toshiba L70 laptop running windows 8.1 my DAW is Pro Tools 11 latest version. All of my inputs are direct outs from a Yamaha IM8-40
which are all pre-fader direct outs.
My issue is that I do not have preamp control over the ADAT channels. Even if I turn the preamps all the way down I still get a hot signal on some of the channels. In MixControl I have the inputs assigned to the individual ADAT outputs linked to the ADAT inputs on the 18i8
Since there is no actual input control in Pro Tools on the armed channels themselves I continually wind up with clipped/distorted audio on some channels
Any suggestions, would be appreciated and entertained