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CABs + PA vs. Active FRFR Speakers -FXloop OUTPUT 2 VOLUME DIFF!!

So, hard to come up with a short title for this, but what i mean is that there are MAJOR Volume differences between using Cabs + PA and using Active FRFR Speakers from the FXLOOP. When I use cabs, the output 2 volume knob is full throttle (100%, what goes in is what comes out) but when I use my Mackie HD1221's in the FXLOOP I have to turn the FXLOOP Block's volume/level all the way down (-20) otherwise it is just WAAAYYYY to loud and extremely sensitive when I adjust the front panel output volume knob.

My question is why? Am i doing something wrong?

I need the FXLOOP so that I can have independent control of output1 and output2.
 

Paperjace

Experienced
When you say you're using Cabs + PA, do you mean you're using the Cab block and sending to a PA?

If you want the same sound (amp, effects, etc) coming out of both Output1 and Output 2, don't use the FXLoop block. Go to the I/O settings and just have Output 2 copy Output 1. This will allow independent volume control for both Output knobs, but they'll output the same signal.
 

lqdsnddist

Axe-Master
Have you looked at the gain staging on the inputs of the two different systems your connecting the outputs too ?

On my Atomic CLR for example, there is an input gain knob. Turn that down a bit and even with the Axe output turned up loud, its a reasonable volume. At the same time, if I crank the input gain on the CLR, its rip your head off loud with the volume barely up at all on the Axe output.
 
When you say you're using Cabs + PA, do you mean you're using the Cab block and sending to a PA?

If you want the same sound (amp, effects, etc) coming out of both Output1 and Output 2, don't use the FXLoop block. Go to the I/O settings and just have Output 2 copy Output 1. This will allow independent volume control for both Output knobs, but they'll output the same signal.
No I mean actual CABS powered by a Matrix 1000GTFX. But thats badass i didn't even think of that. I might use it, It's not really that big of a deal to use the FXloop block though just in case I wanna use CABS or other patches that involve the FXloop block so i don't have to toggle between settings. thanks!
 
Have you looked at the gain staging on the inputs of the two different systems your connecting the outputs too ?

On my Atomic CLR for example, there is an input gain knob. Turn that down a bit and even with the Axe output turned up loud, its a reasonable volume. At the same time, if I crank the input gain on the CLR, its rip your head off loud with the volume barely up at all on the Axe output.
Ya, I have vol knobs on back of my Mackies they are only at halfway. I just thought it was weird how MUCH louder it was.
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
Do your Mackies have a Mic/Line switch at the input? If so, set them to 'Line'
 
When you say you're using Cabs + PA, do you mean you're using the Cab block and sending to a PA?

If you want the same sound (amp, effects, etc) coming out of both Output1 and Output 2, don't use the FXLoop block. Go to the I/O settings and just have Output 2 copy Output 1. This will allow independent volume control for both Output knobs, but they'll output the same signal.
This worked like a charm! thanks!
 
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