Mixing in The Box. Aka, mixing in your DAW.

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Member Since: Jan 21, 2008

I'm reading The Mixing Engineer's Handbook by Bobby Owsinski.

In the chapter intitled "Mixing in the Box" aka mixing your projects in your DAW. The author states:

Rule 1 for Gain Staging:
"The level of the channel faders should stay below the subgroups or the master fader."

My question is: what is the reason for this?

Rule 2 for gain staging according to this book is: "Leave lots of headroom."

My question is: Leave headroom on just the Stereo Master buss or on all the channel faders?

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Since: Jan 21, 2008

Jan 29, 2008 07:48 pm

Deleted By sourberry

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 31, 2008 08:03 pm

You want the most headroom on the channel faders for sure. I always give myself a minimum of 10dB or so. Sometimes that is hard but it can be done with less.

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