[LAU] Lexicon Omega USB interface and low microphone level

Joseph Sheedy joseph.sheedy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 12:53:49 EDT 2009

I have a Lexicon Omega USB audio interface, which works mostly fine on
my Debian testing system with kernel 2.6.26-2-amd64.    The device has
an onboard mixer, and no mixer interface appears to alsamixer.  This
is fine, but I can't seem to turn the microphone levels up high
enough.     In ardour for instance, if I crank the microphone level
all the way up and yell into the mic, I can just get the signal up to
-3db.  That's not enough to record anything quieter though.   When
doing this, the peak indicator lights up on the device, so it seems to
be working properly.   I've been using linux audio and ardour for
quite a while using other sound interfaces with software controlled
mixers and it has worked fine.    Is there something I'm missing on
how to turn the levels up?  Thanks!

Joseph Sheedy
Seattle, WA

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