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!