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How to Get a Perfect -6 dB Mixdown With Gain Staging

2019-03-15 1,193 19 25,258 YouTube

Download the Free Template: 6 Tips for Exporting Your Song for Mastering: Skip to Somethin' 0:00 Intro 0:23 Why you need 6 dB of headroom 1:20 Intro to my mixing template 2:00 How to gain stage 3:03 Custom gain staging & mixing Audio Effect Rack 4:15 How to get -6 dBFS peak level 4:43 How to set your kick level, & mix around that 5:55 How to view clipping and fix your mixdowns 6:58 Outro In this video I want to share some workflow tips on gain staging and how to get a mixdown that’s perfectly dialed to send in for mastering. Mastering engineers will typically ask you to render your mixdown so that it peaks at -6dBFS. Pretty much all mastering engineers use this as a standard because it gives them some room to work with. But how do you mix so that everything sums up to perfectly to -6? Easier said than done. So, I’ve got a workflow and a couple of simple techniques I want to show you that’ll help you nail this every time. I’m going to show you my personal mixing template and walk you my process step by step. #gainstaging #mixingtutorial #premaster