been a while since i've sampled into Maschine or Ableton using the inputs of the MK3, so i thought i'd try and figure out if i'm doing something wrong or what. i hooked up my iPad using a 1/8"-to-dual/stereo-1/4" cable into the line inputs on the MK3. as i suspected, even with the volume cranked on the iPad the level coming into the sampler (Monitor enabled) was barely audible. here's a photo of the screen after recording (look at how small the waveform is on the right): here it is after Normalizing the sample inside Maschine: this is ridiculous, same weak signal when using the inputs routed into Ableton (at least on that you can use a gain plug-in and route all this to another channel for recording). is this normal? how is there no input gain control in the MK3 audio control panel? couldn't find the other thread, but i remember someone saying that you're supposed to use the Channel Input gain control for this but i see that's wrong... the gain knob (which only boosts 10db) only works if you have the audio input enabled, but this isn't even used for sampling. you can monitor the incoming signal in the sampler without this engaged (set to None). if both are enabled you're just hearing the signal doubled, even louder if you turn up the channel gain. either way, this gain knob has no effect on the incoming signal when recording. ** while writing this i realized that i use that same workaround in Maschine that i do in Ableton. use one pad as an input with gain/eq/fx, then sample onto another pad with the source set to Internal. ** this might also allow you to get a decent guitar signal into it as well, i'm going to try that and report back.