Setting the record level


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Setting the record level

In this video I'm going to show you the best way to set your levels throughout your signal chain. (music playing) Let's dispel a myth right upfront. For the most part you do not have to record with level close to 0 dB these days. That's the highest it will go before the red overload indicator on the meter lights and distortion occurs. In the early days of digital recording this practice was a necessity in order to keep the noise to a minimum. A modern 24-bit recording no longer has this limitation.

(music playing) The ideal signal level has peaks that go between -10 and -6 dB. Even if they are lower on the channel meter it will sound fine, and you still have plenty of headroom. (music playing) Headroom means that by recording at a level of around -10 dB or so, there's plenty of room left to adequately record short bursts of sound called Transients without causing any distortion.

(music playing) Sometimes these bursts of energy are so short that an LED overload indicator might not eve...

Setting the record level
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Setting the record level provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Recording Techniques

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