Have a look at your manual in chapter18: Other settings, and read on how to check or change the master volume level.
Also notice that all effects only work on the master out, so these also could be the reason for different levels.
Or you may have turned down a pad in the mixer somewhere.
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By Pgmdrums Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:49 pm
Once you start tracking with the 8 outs instead of the stereo outs, you’ll find that it’s tough to get the mix/ levels sounding how you had it on the 2 track mix. A lot of producers stick to the 2 track mix so they don’t lose that original oomph