Microphone preamps on controllers are notoriously awful (let’s be real, they suck). I didn’t expect them on my Prime4 to be anything like a hardware mixer. I love the independent “on/off” for each, and was pleasantly surprised by the incorporated gate - since as a DJ I know how to project my voice so that it works well. However, in a mobile DJ/event situation when toasts take place, or anyone other than someone who knows how to use a mic, attempts to use one, that gate is a real problem.
I read somewhere that this is a “known issue” and would be addressed in an upcoming firmware update. I can’t seem to find a post about it anywhere, but I’m wondering if that is even anything that can be fixed, or adjustment added, by a firmware update?