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SYN-2 Volume-Level Settings

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:02 pm
by Rising Farce
SYN-2 owners, how are you setting your module and rack master-volume levels relative to the power amp (or host amp) master? I'm having a bit of trouble striking the right balance of tone (from the module), fullness (from the amp), and minimal background noise.

Re: SYN-2 Volume-Level Settings

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:22 pm
by Lespauled
I have a SYN1, and I've been running through a ton of different sounds with the Plexi module. Just today, I tried full dime on the level and volume. It sounded great, had some noise, but not much.

Re: SYN-2 Volume-Level Settings

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:47 pm
by Rising Farce
Lespauled wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:22 pm
I have a SYN1, and I've been running through a ton of different sounds with the Plexi module. Just today, I tried full dime on the level and volume. It sounded great, had some noise, but not much.
Thanks for the input.

I'm not sure running both volumes wide open would work with the (extremely high-gain, and thus somewhat noise-prone) Engl, which I use quite a bit, but I'll give it a shot.

Overall, I'm trying to get an idea of what role the SYN-2 master plays in the overall equation, as it's an additional variable over the modular heads I've used in the past.

Re: SYN-2 Volume-Level Settings

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 am
by retropete
I've been trying to keep the red clipping light from being continuously on. That means my module and master volumes are relatively low. Otherwise I seem to get some clipping distortion as opposed to harmonic distortion. It seems to be a much different approach than on my Lynchbox. But who knows, I may be doing something wrong ;-)

Re: SYN-2 Volume-Level Settings

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:01 pm
by MarcoR
What is the "red clipping light" you refer too? Do you mean the sag indication light?

Re: SYN-2 Volume-Level Settings

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:14 pm
by retropete
Oh is that what it is? Haha. When in doubt, read the manual ;-) Still, when I have the volumes up high, I it seems I get some clipping distortion.

Re: SYN-2 Volume-Level Settings

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:36 pm
by gaboocho
I set it to 11