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Old 10th November 2009
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recording levels in PT

After reading up on a lot of stuff regarding how hot to record, is it now considered conventional wisdom to run your analog gear at it's optimum levels (not cranking the mic pre gain or compressor make up level) and be happy with the signals hitting your converters? It leaves you with a lot of overall headroom, and means you have to turn up your monitors.....

So, when burning the final mix you really need crank the gain/limit to get a track comparable to commercial releases...and by doing that are you defeating the purpose of lower level tracking in the 1st place? More limiting means more artifacts.

just wondering.....