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Old 10th November 2009
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amishsixstringe's Avatar

I'm going to say no.

First off: The reason you're going in less hot is to take strain off your converters...

Secondly: Once you have a good level itb you can now use your plugins without overloading/clipping them as well.

Now, you're just simply turning up one (master) fader to compensate for your level. Turning up volume ITB is MUCH more transparent than pushing the headroom on your converters or plugins, or hardware for that matter.

Even if my explanation is a little off, I can tell you that your mixes WILL sound better if you keep your levels down initially, regardless of what math and theory tell you. I don't care how it just does.

Good luck.