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Healthy levels.. here's my process, am I doing it wrong?
Old 7th June 2019
Gear Maniac

Healthy levels.. here's my process, am I doing it wrong?

First real mix I've attempted in a long time..I've always neglected setting proper levels (crazy right?) and just throw stuff on the master to try to glue stuff together..trying to break out of that habit from the ground up. I've researched this for a while and here's the process I came up with.. I could be totally lost and making bad choices which is where this amazing forum comes in. I'd greatly appreciate anyone checking out this mix and giving me feedback on the gain staging and overall level of the mix. **track isn't fully mixed, just leveled and EQ on what needs it.**

This is currently my process -
- I make sure nothing is peaking above -12db before it goes to the mixer. At that point, before I start adjusting levels of all the elements in the track, I turn the master fader all the way up so I end up adjusting things on the quieter side rather than louder.

- With the master fader all the way up, I'm usually peaking around -3db. When I put the master back to default, I'm around -9db.

At final export, usually with Ozone on the master, I peak at about -6db. This is the master I'd upload for artists to preview tracks and what an artist would record on if they're 2 tracking.

Greatly appreciate anyone who takes time to offer insight/feedback.
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mix1.mp3 (4.23 MB, 112 views)

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