I recently made a few small upgrades to my home studio. My old Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 has been replaced with a RME Babyface, and my JBL LSR305 monitors are now accompanied by the larger Yamaha HS80m monitors. I wanted to keep the Babyface’s line outputs at 0dB and the HS80m’s volume knob at 12 o’clock. Unfortunately, this was WAY too loud…so I finally had an excuse to buy the TC Electronic Level Pilot.
The Level Pilot is a glorified analog volume knob. Its passive design means no external power is needed. There are four cables running out of the unit (2x XLR inputs and 2x XLR outputs). While removable cables would’ve been a nice touch, it definitely wasn’t a deal breaker for me. The Level Pilot itself is machined out of aluminum, and volume control is extremely smooth. It’s definitely a high quality product for the price.