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Gain staging

WHY?

INPUT:

– 6 dB per channel set in DAW

– refence mixes adjusted to -20 dBFS RMS

– Best resolution of DAW mix faders around neutral position (0 dBFS)

STRATEGIES:

– matching operational range of the plugin by adjusting input signal level e.g. trim

– staying below 0!

– aiming at -6 dBFS peaks (20 dbVU)

OUTPUT:

– Average RMS mix level – 20, -18 dBFS [1]

FREE VST METERS:

– http://www.mzuther.de/en/software/kmeter/ – everything you might need, working fine with maschine studio 2.0 32/64 bit

MORE INFO:

http://www.digido.com/how-to-make-better-recordings-part-2.html

[1] http://therecordingrevolution.com/2013/11/25/do-you-know-how-to-read-your-meters/

[2] http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep13/articles/level-headed.htm

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