Normalize Region/Cell Gain… ⌃⌥G – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Normalize Region/Cell Gain…    ⌃⌥G

Adjust the gain of the selected region/cells. Like ‘Clip Gain’ but without a lot of visual feedback. It’s a lot easier to adjust if you can see the peak level meter for the region. In any event – I use this **all the time** to start mixes with a hope of getting decent gain staging.

Normalize audio regions in the Tracks area – Apple Support

You can normalize the gain of selected regions in the Tracks area, without opening the regions in the Audio Track Editor. The Normalize Region Gain menu command is non-destructive: the original file isn’t altered, so you can return it to its original state.

 

Gain Staging – Does It Matter In The Box With Plugins? | Production Expert

Gain Staging – Does It Matter In The Box With Plugins? | Production Expert

You can easily do the same thing with plug-ins. Open an oscilloscope or frequency display in your DAW, set the plug-in’s input level (and output, if it has one) to unity gain, and send a sine wave through the device. Watch the output as you gradually raise the send level.

I can set up a test rig using MeldaProductions MOscillator and MOcilliscope.

  MOscillator tone – MOscilliscope – insert plug-in – MOscilliscope

Always good to measure.

MOscillator | MeldaProduction

MOscillator is an anti-aliased tone generator plugin with adjustable oscillator shape. It can be used as a testing generator for analyses or, thanks to the versatile modulators, for more advanced effects such as sub-bass enhancement.

 MOscilloscope | MeldaProduction

MOscilloscope is a powerful oscilloscope equipped with a pitch detector, which saves your time, because it just works…

Gain Staging – Are Your Faders In Charge Of Your Mix? | Production Expert

Gain Staging – Are Your Faders In Charge Of Your Mix? | Production Expert

While perusing the Sonnox website i saw in intriguingly titled article – “Are your EQ Gain Knob and Channel Fader having an affair”?

It is always good to be reminded of the “good practice” of level matching your processors. The principal goal is to have the level of the output of a processor to be the same as the level of the input. If you bypass your processor volume shouldn’t change. If it does change you are lying to your ears.

Understanding the Difference Between Gain and Volume – Produce Like A Pro

Understanding the Difference Between Gain and Volume – Produce Like A Pro

Many of us have wondered if there’s a technical difference between gain and volume. The answer is “yes,” even though the terms sometimes seem to be used interchangeably. The most important distinction between gain and volume is how, or more precisely “where,” they factor into the signal path.

Gain and volume. Keys to good recordings and mixing. It’s hard to mix tracks that aren’t “printed”. If I’m trying to level/balance one track and I can’t pull down a fader on a different track (and have it stay there) then I can’t easily adjust the levels of tracks.