the input gain control all the way down. This is usually
fully counterclockwise. Turn any pad or attenuator switch off.
||For the input being adjusted set
the slide fader to the nominal operating level. This
is near the top of its throw and is usually marked by the manufacturer
with a heavy line or 0 value. Set any submaster faders and the master fader
to the same nominal or marked value.
||With signal coming from the microphone, begin
turning up the gain while watching the meters on the
mixer until they indicate a nominal value of about zero or two-thirds of
their scale. Now you know that you are making most efficient use of the
signal provided by the microphone.