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livaand

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a so weak and low output level on Origin
« on: September 22, 2010, 12:22:06 pm »
I've got my Origin .
I'm disappointed of such a weak output volume of this machine
I mean : output volume is so low !

I compared it with 3 machines : Yamaha Motif, Roland Fantom G, Roland MC 808. Result :
-when the output volume of the Origin is at 100%, to give the same sound level, the Motif and others machines are at 50%    ! ! !  (verified on a Mackie Mixer)

I tried some solutions :
-increasing TAE level at maxi
-increasing level of each patch at maxi

No improvement !

Why such a weak output volume ???     (1.50 update done)

Thanks helping me

Philippe

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Re: a so weak and low output level on Origin
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 03:29:57 pm »
That's a known limitation of the hardware. It's a consequence of the design of the analog ouput stages. There's alas not many things we can do to correct this  :(
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livaand

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Re: a so weak and low output level on Origin
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 11:15:28 pm »
Isn't it a pity !
The major quality of a Mg is the "powerfullness of the sound ;

If the Mg sound of Origin sounds weak, what a lack  !

My question : if I turn the level always at 100% (maxi ) , all times I play on Origin, may it cause a damage to the machine ?

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Re: a so weak and low output level on Origin
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 11:51:53 pm »
If the output volume is so low, as you say, can't you just increase the gain and/or fader level on your mixer (also in the Origin internal mixer, but I guess you have done that), or crank up the amp? Although it hasn't got the highest output I have no problem shaking the house with the Origin, nor with matching it's level with my other gear :)

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livaand

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Re: a so weak and low output level on Origin
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 01:09:54 am »
I use a Mackie 1642
When I increase the gain of the track on Mackie, it increase in the same time a sound of breath !!

To get the same level of sound without  "breathing",  I think it's better to increase the level of Origin Master output.That doesn't create a "breathing"

And there is my question : if I let the level knob of Origin to Maxi, all times, could that damage the machine?

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Re: a so weak and low output level on Origin
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 01:20:20 am »
You can safely have the Origin master level to max at all times. Nothing will be damaged. In fact, it's advisable to have the output level at max, or as high as you can go without clipping, for all kinds of gear going into the mixer to get a better signal to noise ratio.

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Re: a so weak and low output level on Origin
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 04:15:13 pm »
I used a balanced cable to get another 3db of output. You will need a mixer or a/d unit that also has balanced inputs. I have a Motu 24io and that does have balanced inputs so I was able to accomplish this.

 

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