Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Approach to featuring different instruments in the mix using volume automation Reply To: Approach to featuring different instruments in the mix using volume automation

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Niki Pichler
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    Heho Daniel,

    for me there is no rule of thumb just listen what fits!

    sometimes 1dB is enough, other times you need more like 3-5dB really depends on the song, the instrument and the arrangement.

    if i want to feature some instruments over other, i always automate after everything. the only time i use automation before some plugins is if i don't get the vocals or other lead tracks to sit perfectly in front, i'll automate them into another compressor.

    cheers, Niki