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Is high volume better on Pro3?

Is high volume better on Pro3?
« on: February 16, 2021, 10:24:18 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I’m curious if you get different tones by running the pro3 “hot” with its volume knob high vs in a lower position.

Mine is at about 1/4 of the way up, at the 9 o’clock position. I use that because it’s plenty loud when I use headphones on it.

However, since the synth has an analog signal path, should I run it higher and attenuate it down in my mixer?

Best regards,



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Re: Is high volume better on Pro3?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 02:44:26 PM »
No, the output does not intentionally drive from the volume knob (it's mostly an attenuator, not a boost), although you can overdrive your system inputs perhaps. But if you want controlled and useful distortion, use one of the many distortion options in the synth's signal path instead. Set the output volume for proper levels in your mixer or A/D converters, and don't worry about it.
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