Whats the best way to set mic gain on any inexpensive mixer? I have a Behringer XENYX 802 and a Shure wired mic. I havn't really played around with mics before so I want to make sure I don't have any hiss on the output, and want to make sure I don't clip anything.
On my mixer I have the usual level controls at the bottom, but I also have a "gain" knob under the mic input that goes from -10 to +40.
Should I set it like the normal gain structure, meaning set level to unity, than bring up the mic gain untill clipping occours and than back it down a notch for added room? Is there a better method? Also should I just talk into it to get my levels or use another method?