This is perfectly normal. The Gain knob is actually adjusting the gain created by the preamp circuit. The minimum setting, with the pad off, creates about 15db of gain. The maximum setting creates about 60db of gain. Some microphone preamps choose to have an input or output fader instead of true gain control (for good reasons that are too technical to go into here) which could create a zero-output. For the VMS-ONE a true gain control was selected.
Articles in this section
- Can I use a hardware compressor after the VMS-1?
- Can I use the microphone or preamplifier separately?
- How does my ADC affect the VMS?
- How does the VMS handle proximity effect?
- I feel like the level is too low in my DAW.
- I have really expensive, super hi-fidelity cabling. How does this affect the VMS system?
- I have the gain knob all the way down and the signal is loud and distorting!
- I need more details about the power supply and it's connections.
- SLA-PSU VMS ONE Power Supply Specifications
- The Gain knob is all the way down and I still hear signal!