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Old 10th November 2009
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Originally Posted by amishsixstringe View Post

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.

So once you record a track at the proper level(-12,-16, or whatever your converter is calibrated at ) then you are free to increase the gain of the digital tracks via internal adjustments (plug ins and/or fader). I've occasionally pushed a track to +3 or higher in PT, but still had headroom before clipping on the converters. This is a better approach than initially record the track hot.