quote:Originally posted by GroovinDJ:
I can't see why you'd need to boost the VMS4 output if you're feeding it through a second mixer - just turn up the gain on the second mixer....
The unit is to boost the volume of the VMS4.
For the most part, a normal gain boost when running directly into a sound board is easy. However, the output of the VMS4 is so low into other mixers (due to their nature) that I can top out the main gain, channel gain, and volume of a single "deck" and have it BARELY be audible with another device going into that mixer at neutral. At that point, of course, the distortion level is pretty much ridiculous and I've sacrificed my ability to fine tune any track's levels.
Using the M-Audio unit for that boost eliminates the possibility of distortion, providing a MAJOR boost in volume without sacrificing clarity and allows the DJ the freedom to fine-tune track by track volume, since not everything has to be maxed out to have equal audio with any other units that may be plugged into the mixer at the time.