Easy, Accurate Level Setting
The first thing you do with any mixer is adjust the
input levels. On Mackie compact mixers, proper level setting lets you
make maximum use of our UnityPlus gain structure.
this procedure is so important, we made it extremely easy.
Here's how you set Unity Gain on a channel: First, press the
channel's Solo button. Immediately, you see the input level on the mixer's
meters. Next, be sure the Solo switch is set to PFL (not necessary on
the 1202-VLZ PRO). Finally, adjust the channel's Trim control until the
meter level is around 0dB. On the VLZ
PRO Series we made it even easier by silkscreening
a "Level Set" marker next to the 0dB LED.
That's all there is to it. In about ten seconds per channel, you've optimized
the mixer for maximum headroom, minimum noise – and loads of extra
gain above Unity.