Academy Dashboard Forum Academy Academy Lesson Suggestions Gainstaging in a DAW Reply To: Gainstaging in a DAW

face (chris) Janton

    [quote quote=56755]When you peak above zero, however, you're adding information in the form of distortion, which in the digital realm, sounds unpleasant. Gainstaging is more involved in the analog realm, as well as between various ditial plugins within a single channel, because each piece of gear is adding some kind of analog distortion, which may or may not be desired.[/quote]
    Well, in reality if you peak above zero you lose information. The distortion happens because parts of the wave form are gone.It just gets chopped off.