I saw a video on "gain staging" where b4 starting to mix a finished track one would solo ea. channel and zero out the fader then use the trim to adjust the output to -6db. Is this good practise? thx

Ott responded on 01/10/2013

When you say "-6dB" do you mean peak or RMS? There is a big difference between the two.

It is good practice to bring each track up [or down] to a useful operating level - that is what the 'gain' knob is for - but where that level is differs from console to console and from person to person.

Some mixers benefit from being run a bit hot and some definitely sound better when run at a more conservative level.

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