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Are you RUINING your mixes by slamming everything? Let’s talk Gain Staging. It’s important.

In today’s video, i’m talking about how it’s likely that you’re ruining your mixes by driving everything too hard and ending up with a badly defined mess. You might not even be aware of it – so let’s talk about what Gain Staging actually is, how we can use it and why it’s not so bad once you understand it.

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0:00 – Intro
1:00 – What is gain staging?
1:30 – Old school analog
2:30 – VU Meters and +4dBU
6:30 – Tape sounding “fat”
7:40 – The Digital Era and dBFS
9:30 – Comparing analog +4 to digital 0
10:42 – Recording “in the red”
12:30 – Woolly and Fuzzy
13:40 – The main problems of modern recording
14:40 – Audio levels ADD UP
16:00 – Why not just turn the faders down?
17:00 – Feed your plugins what they want!
19:45 – Control your distortion
21:10 – My system for easy gain staging
24:30 – Thanks for watching!

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