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Finding your GoXLR Absolute Volume

One thing I've noticed is that creators tend to use what they hear in their headphones/speakers as the absolute volume and then wonder why they are too quiet or loud in apps like Discord and OBS.

I took a little time to create this walkthrough so that you can make sure that you're sending the right output levels to all of your outputs!

 

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kickedtripod Contributor - Level 3 2019-04-10

2019-04-10

Finding your GoXLR Absolute Volume

One thing I've noticed is that creators tend to use what they hear in their headphones/speakers as the absolute volume and then wonder why they are too quiet or loud in apps like Discord and OBS.

I took a little time to create this walkthrough so that you can make sure that you're sending the right output levels to all of your outputs!

 

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Re: Finding your GoXLR Absolute Volume

Hey Hey, 

got work on the Video but how can i set my Game volume higher so i can hear it for my self louder? I set it ingame to the max and the "go xlr Game" to the max but its still not that loud. i have the DT 990 Headphones from beyerdybamics. 

I have to set everything to 100% and i feel not the vibe of the music or the game. 

Is there something i can do? 

Thank you for your help! 

Best wishes Tim

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Re: Finding your GoXLR Absolute Volume

Heya! It may be just be that the DT990 Pro's can't get that loud on GoXLR's amp. GoXLR powers the DT990 Pro's above the loudness threshold (about 90dB), and many streamers use them. However, if you listen to your audio louder than that (turns out many do), you may need a separate amplifier on the back of GoXLR. So it would go GoXLR Headphone Out > Amp > DT990 Pro.

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Re: Finding your GoXLR Absolute Volume

okay, i will try it. thank you

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Re: Finding your GoXLR Absolute Volume

As a 40± year audio engineer this seem like a lame way to increase the “absolute volume” of the output of the device or its windows drivers. Running the fader all the way to the maximum is not and never should be desirable to anyone, gamer, audio engineer, or not. When the fader is at its maximum that gives you no way to truly balance with other inputs and no way to increase the volume of the microphone output if needed.

Could I please suggest that this is either a design flaw or a bug that needs to be worked out?

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Re: Finding your GoXLR Absolute Volume

It's important here to think of a streamer and content creators workflow. GoXLR gets rid of a lot of the unnecessary annoyances with traditional audio engineering while keeping the important stuff for streamers - who aren't audio engineers and don't want to be - to be able to take advantage of and sound great.

We consulted with the world's biggest streamers and YouTubers when creating GoXLR and giving unity overhead was never something streamers asked for - even when asked directly. Your microphone is your relative sound ceiling when podcasting and streaming and setting your absolute volume this way ensures you keep that proper balance.

We understand that this may not be the perfect solution for everybody, but the amount of confusion that comes from your suggestion combined with the very limited use case means we wont be implementing this suggestion and it certainly is not a bug.

As an audio engineer for 40ish years, we're sure your can work around it. However, for the streamers this product was designed for, we're less confident that it's helpful or necessary.

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