OCTAPAD SPD-30: Output Gain

Version 2 in the SPD-30 added a feature called Output Gain, which boosts the output level coming from the outputs +6dB. Selecting this setting can be helpful if your particular setup requires a stronger output signal from the SPD-30.  Here's how to access the Output Gain feature: 

1. Press the MENU button.

2. Turn the function 1 (F1) knob to highlight "AMBIENCE."

3. Press the function 3 (F3) button (ENTER).

4. Press the F2 button repeatedly until you've selected the "LIMIT" tab.

5. Turn F3 to choose "+6dB."

6. Press the BACK button when you're finished. The new settings are saved automatically.


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    Oh, Yeah!  I carried out these complex instructions just now.  It solved a problem that has been vexing me since I first bought the Octapad: very quiet output requiring gain boost from an external preamp in order to be commercially useful in a performance.  It only goes to show "When all else fails, read the instructions."  Now please print these instructions on paper and put them in the box with the Octapad.  Thanks.

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