I was curious for some feedback on the desired output range of line level output modules?
In terms of dBu, Eurorack is approximately +13dBu unbalanced while pro line level nominal level is +4dBU balanced.
In most of our line level output products we have designed things so that a nominal eurorack level signal (10Vpp VCO waveform) would be attenuated down to a +4dBu balanced line level (so each phase of the balanced output is -6dB from line level). On our line out modules we designed the output attenuator range so that at full CW a nominal eurorack level vco would be boosted by +6dB relative to +4dBu line level.
Do these ranges make sense or would people prefer that a Euro to line level module simply converts unbal to bal and you retain the full dBu range (i.e. at full CW the output would be +13dBu bal)?
The main issue with this is that line input devices with very marginal headroom will require that the output level be quite attenuated.
We would love to hear your opinions!