Hi ce,ce1909 wrote:yr wrote: Another question, is it any better to adjust the in rather than the out to get the Nebula instance to read -18db?
You didn't mention at what stage of your chain ...
But ... if your 1st stage is seeing -18dB [RMS] ...
I'd look at each plugin as a 'unity in/ unity out' device.
You output level should reference to the input. Not ONLY
based on the dedicated INPUT, OUTPUT controls, but
should also adapt to what the level 'inside'.
For example, if using a compressor set for 2dB of gain reduction,
then the MAKEUP gain is to add 2dB back.
Same concept with EQ's ... if you add or cut, you are
affecting the output of the plug. EQ's don't [usually]
come with makeup gain, but you have OUTPUT to bring
the unit back to UNITY GAIN. What goes IN = what goes OUT.