I am using the H8000's firewire capability for routing audio. when I use the i/o plug in logic 8 I leave the i/o level set to zero and then when I stream audio through the h8000 and back into logic the level remains the same. Heres the problem I'm having, when I route the steaming audio to another track to record and then record the audio, once I play it back the audio level is lower approx 6 db, so I end up having to boost with a gain plug or channel strip volume. I can verify that the problem has to do with the audio going out of logic, through the h8000 and back into logic, because I tried recording to another track without the h8000 in the signal chain and the resulting audio remained the same, there was no level drop.
Though I dont understand what is causing this behavior I am trying to find a work around, my two ideas are to 1.boost the level in the i/o plugin output or 2. boost the level within the h8000 What do you recommend? I wish I knew what was causing the level change in the first place, any ideas?