Understanding db and headroom?
Sep 8th, 2010, 08:41
I've never understood the principle behind controlling the dynamics of submixes and busses. I always stay away from bussing because I'm confused. Let's say I have 3 channels that don't clip, I then buss them to a common channel-- now they clip. Do i have to put a limiter on every buss or submix I make? Won't things get dynamically squashed by the time they get to the master strip (which also has a limiter on it)? Currently, I'm wanting to combine 30 audio files into one new file which will be them put into a project. The project itself will have a limiter/compressor on the master strip. What should I know and do to feel comfortable creating submixes? Help! It doesn't make sense to me. Thanks!