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Old 05-29-2024, 11:47 PM
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Should I keep the master fader at 0dB? See


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Old 05-30-2024, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: master level

Put it wherever you need it. The most important thing is to not hit the red on the Master Track meter. My personal observation: if I need to pull it down more than 3-4db, I will either lower everything in the mix(except AUX tracks fed by Post-Fade sends), insert a Trim plugin to knock down the level on the master, or(preferred) insert the Trim plugin(default to -8db) on every Audio and Instrument track.
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Old 05-30-2024, 05:45 PM
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Use pre-fader metering to see if levels are too hot. Then use trim if some track is too hot.
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Many thanks for your helpful comments and suggestions!
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