Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Limiter on Master Bus

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    David Michael

      Hi all,

      What are people's opinions about mixing with some gentle (-1db) limiting of the master bus to avoid clipping? Is this a wise way to mix or should I ensure that all the mix channels are balanced so as to avoid that anyway?

      Thanks for any and all input.


      Guido tum Suden

        Hi David,

        Since DAWs today have a lot of headroom, you can mix with clipping channels or busses, so it should be no problem.
        One point I see though is, that it's difficult to control how much limiting is done. Let's say, you startet mixing with a little bit of limiting, some gain reduction on loud kick or snare hits. As you mix, everything gets louder and you mix accordantly. Now you take a look at your limiter and see that it reduces a lot of gain, so you change the setting but then the mix sounds different.


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