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Input Channels


The different elements on each control strip are shown here:

Input channel strip for miniDSP Flex Eight

Channel label

Each input channel has a customizable label displayed at the top of the channel strip. To change the label, click on it, type a new label (up to 12 characters), and press the Enter key.

Current RMS level, Level meter

Displays the current signal level in real time, after volume control and channel gain have been applied. (For example, if the actual input signal level is -10 dB, the volume setting is -20 dB and the channel gain is 0 dB, the meter will show -30 dB.)


The Flex Eight must be connected and online to display signal levels.

Channel gain

The gain of each input channel can be set to a value between ‑72 dB and +12 dB. (0 dB, the default, is unity gain or no change in level.) To set the gain, click on the Gain value of that channel. The gain can be entered by moving the slider or it can be entered numerically. The up and down arrows can be used to change the gain in 0.1 dB increments.


Click on this button to open the parametric EQ settings window for that input channel. There are ten parametric EQ filters on each input channel. See Parametric EQ.


Click on this button to open the FIR filtering window for that input channel. A total of 4096 can be computed. See FIR filtering.


Press this button to mute that input channel. The button color and label changes to show that the channel is muted:

Mute input channel


The input level meter will not display signal if that input channel is muted.