Can I bypass the preamps in Ensemble FireWire?

Ensemble's preamps (found on channels 1-4) can be bypassed if you'd like to connect a line-level input source such as an external microphone preamp or mixer.  Here are the two things you'll need to do:

  1. Connect the device's line level output to Ensemble's XLR input jack.
  2. Go to the input tab in Maestro 2 (found in your Applications folder) and change the input selection from "Mic" to "+4 dBu" or "-10 dBV".  The line-level selection will depend on the type of gear you're connecting.  Professional audio equipment most often uses +4 dBu, while consumer audio gear is set to -10 dBV.