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Date archive for May, 2006

  • Digital Audio – Hearing Is Believing

    The following is a discussion that started between me and a friend in a pub in January 2000. It follows on from some very pertinent discussion on the Internet about how “Digital Level Meters” tend to take responsibility away from peoples ears – with disastrous results, and how in the early days of Digital Audio, many of us embraced the early technology because we were “told” it was better. But deep in the back of our minds, we had our suspicions…

  • Recording Levels – The Real Truth!

    Often people ask questions like “What level should I record tracks at?” or “What level should I record my mixes at?”. The standard answer that comes back is: “Always record so that your maximum level is just below digital “zero” at the top of the meter.” This well meaning advice is – unfortunately – completely wrong. Why? Well, that’s the subject of this short article.