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Old 10th November 2009
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by amishsixstringe View Post
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.

There is a lot of truth to this. Keeping levels down in PT was the best thing I ever did for mixing ITB.

There was a time when I was wondering why I couldn't tell a huge difference in all these great plug ins people were talking about....they all kind of sounded homogenized (for lack of a better word), especially compressors, I was getting the character, but not the control.
I figured out later, after a lot of discussion here in particular, that I just wasn't hitting them at an optimal level.

Keep those levels down!!

Now I don't record anything into PT above -12, general levels around -14/-16.