Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

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K-Alert!
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Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

Post by K-Alert! » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:52 am

Im trying to gain stage in the arrangement view, bringing down the volume of each track to get more headroom in the master channel, but the master channel visually shows no decrease in volume. Ive done this on many other projects and have been able to get the master to -6 db with ease. Does anyone have any idea why this project is not doing this or anyone experience something similar?

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Re: Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

Post by cotdagoo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:34 am

Not sure, but you can probably just stick a Utility on there and set the gain -6db to get more headroom so the master fader doesn't move from 0db

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Re: Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

Post by Da hand » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:18 pm

Does it happen no matter how much you lower your channels or have you only tried lowering them a bit and there is no change on the master? If the latter, do you have a limiter on your master channel?

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Re: Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

Post by timothyallan » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:21 am

$10 says there's a compressor with makeup gain enabled on the master.

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Re: Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

Post by JoshG567 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:47 am

Double-or-nothing it's in RMS. ;)
timothyallan wrote:$10 says there's a compressor with makeup gain enabled on the master.

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Re: Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

Post by K-Alert! » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:01 pm

timothyallan you were right haha. I went back to an old project and for there was a mastering strip on the master channel

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Re: Gain Staging Master Volume Issue

Post by timothyallan » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:50 am

That's why I make the big bucks! :)

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