I’m finding that my mic input (XLR input, Rode condenser mic) needs to be cranked very high to get a good output to the USB channels from my Signature 12 MTK desk into Adobe Audition.
I’m considering the DBX 286s (as recommended by Mike) as I also want to add a compressor/expander/gate capability. The DBX 286s adds a pre-amp gain but I see that the (cheaper) DBX166xs compressor only has output gain. Do I need the 286, or would the 166 still do a good job? Is there and advantage to having, effectively, two pre-amps in the set up (using the 286s)? Advice please!