Heres a Picture Left is KPA SPDIF Vol @ 0 latest Beta
on the right KPA Analog out Amp Vol @ 0 [email protected] 0
Thats what i mean, not useable far away from what i call a good Input gain
with the latest release the gains were even with this settings
Thanks for this pic.
What you get now, is the very original digital signal that is happening in the Profiler.
The Profiler leaves enough headroom for upward dynamics.
Boosting this signal before SPDIF does not improve the signal at all, but clipping SPDIF is at risk.
In difference to an analog signal, boosting a digital signal does not have any positive effect, since you don't level an analog device.
Thus, this is a good input gain.
Boosting it in the DAW is fine however, because there the signal processing does not have a clipping limit.
Be aware, that in the DAW mixer, you will approach a 0 dB headroom anyway, so I assume you would have attenuated the Profiler coming in at -6 dB anyway.
With the latest release the gains would not have been equal still, since your picture shows a 12 dB difference.