Posts tagged recording level
How loud should I record?

read a lot of crap on the internet, and people have been confused since the onset of digital about what level is best to record. On tape, it was a little complicated. You were recording high enough to stay away from the noise floor, but low enough to avoid distortion, and the side effects were kind of level and source AND machine dependent; maybe you wanted to to over-record the snare to get some tape compression…

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