ES-8 and DC Offset

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Bog_Standard
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ES-8 and DC Offset

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Greetings! Happy new owner of an ES-8, especially now that I understand the high noise floor I was seeing DAW-side is DC Offset. I have figured out a way to block it in VCV (using the Nysthi DC blocking module) and Logic with an AU (Airwindows DC Blocker) respectively.

After doing some research around the webs, it seems that some folks have this issue of a naturally high noise floor (from DC or otherwise) and others do not. I seem to be one who has it. I understand the nature and reasoning behind DC coupling, but what is causing the DC offset to be sent to my DAW inputs? Is this DC naturally filtered on something like an Apollo Twin, but not the ES-8? Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance for your time!
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An Apollo's inputs would be AC coupled, so you won't get a DC offset on the inputs.
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Re: ES-8 and DC Offset

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Gotcha, but when I use the ES-8 via USB I do see the DC offset in my DAW. If I were to use the ADAT's attached the Apollo, would this eliminate the DC? Could I still use it so send CV to my DAW if so?
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Bog_Standard wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:02 pm If I were to use the ADAT's attached the Apollo, would this eliminate the DC?
No.
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