Originally Posted by Jeezo
I think some dude gonna get sick because how mutch graph we post !!! lol
Gain staging is crucial , crucial ....
any body can make the test at 96khz ....
e, but it's useful info. Not every plug-in responds to gain staging the same way. I don't remember which one it was, but one developer said that his plug-in really doesn't act differently depending on the input volume. I think it was the Tokyo Labs actually.
Typically though plug-ins that emulate hardware can. This shows that gain staging really matters on Passive EQ and Vari-mu, but it doesn't seem to be an issue at least where THD is concerned for Enhance EQ. Seems like you can just plug in the Ehance and use it for gain staging before the Passive Eq & Vari-mu.
Typically my levels are not super hot but they are above 18dB when they go into a plug-in, but now that is going to change. I think I might just apply 18dB of boost on my limiter before I even start a session now and keep it below the red. That way I don't feel that I have a mix as quiet as it actually is. I notice that I can get fatigued with the sounds sometimes and I am wondering now if I've been hitting my plug-ins too hard.
These last ones were all at 96khz by the way.