First off, my gear:
Drum Kit: Odery Fluence (with very old heads)
Mics: SM57 (snare), MB/Dk4 Drum Pack Audio Technica (toms), CAD KBM412 (kick drum)
Mixer:Behringer Eurorack UB2442FX-PRO
Audio Interface: Roland Octa-Capture
Recording Software: Sonar LE
All mics are connected to the mixer using fairly new cables (all XLR connection). I use the main left output of the mixer into the channel 2 of the Octa-Capture. I then record the audio using Sonar LE.
The mix sounds absolutely amazing on the mixer's headphone output, but awful on the recording software. It seems like the audio loses all the punch when going through the audio interface, but I cannot seem to figure out what's going on. I've changed the XLR cable from the mixer to the audio interface, to no avail. I've modified some configs on the Octa-Capture (44.1 kHz to 96 kHz sample rate), adjusted autosenses settings, main out volume...
My questions are:
- Is there a difference between output volume, gain and effects between mixer's headphone output and main output?
- How can I test if it is the audio interface or recording software (or maybe both) ruining my mix?
- Can this be a faulty cable? Or maybe a bad input on the audio interface?
Below are some images of my setup: