Thanks for the quick reply!
TheOtherSupport@KMI wrote:We recommend using inputs 3 - 8 for signals that are too hot for preamps on inputs 1-2.
The manual recommends the opposite for instrument signals....
TheOtherSupport@KMI wrote:Inputs 1-2 will clip sooner as they apply more gain than inputs 3-8.
This is logic if all is passed through a pre-amp to gain.
But why are they then called Hi-Z as well?
Do you refer them as Hi-Z as for mics (see further explanation here Impedance - When and when not to use HI-Z inputs?
"A typical guitar, for example, generally needs to be connected to a Hi-Z input."https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/hi-z/
So what's the definition used in the specs for hi-Z?
TheOtherSupport@KMI wrote:Was the trim at minimum?
==> This did the trick and solved it:
* I reduced the trims to 0 (Zero)
* I increased the channel faders to be up to the start of reddish part
* I increased the master faders to be up to the start of reddish part
TheOtherSupport@KMI wrote:Any reason you can't use the other inputs?
I just followed the manual:
2.3.4 – To Instrument Level Instruments & 3.4.3 – Instrument Level Input
I guess a bass guitar would still qualifies as "Hi-Z instrument level signals"
TheOtherSupport@KMI wrote:Can't you just turn the volume down at the source?
Sure. But the source has some limits.
As a more general feedback which explains the confusion with the trims & fader level:
1) I used to set channel faders on other mixers in such was that it never arrives at the red top part to avoid overload
With K-MIX, this seems to be different:
2a) the channel faders
apparently do not indicate overload in the master or aux mode
2b) the channel faders apparently do indicate overload
in the trip mode
by a red light at very top of the fader
2c) for checking volume, obviously, the VU mode serves the purpose.
Concluding, what are your recommendations besides that for monitoring overload and avoiding it with K-Mix?