Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Gain Staging Explanation to a beginner :( Reply To: Gain Staging Explanation to a beginner :(

face (chris) Janton

    One thing I do in Logic is to select all of the audio regions and do a "Normalize Region Gain..." setting the peak to -9 dB. No plugins. Non-destructive. If you have any tracks that are actually at 0.0 dB the change will not affect that track. You need to alter the level of the *file* to be less than 0.0 (I use -0.01 dB). That lets the internal process work.

    Before any plugins, before anything. You could put Gain first in the chain if you wanted. I like not having an extra plugin.

    I haven't tried this on any PLAPA multi-tracks yet - dealing with 100+ tracks in my system is a bit dodgy. Almost have it "fixed".