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Gain Staging: Setting Your Meters

The visual nature of computer-based DAW software has given rise to the axiom that you should mix with your ears, not your eyes, a temptation that’s easy to understand as we buy ever bigger monitor screens to view our mixes in glorious Technicolor – why else would plug-in manufacturers go to such lengths to make the front panels of their products so visually distinct and appealing?  However, when you’re actually recording into your DAW, there’s a way in we can turn our tendency to sometimes trust our eyes over our ears into an advantage.

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Colour In Cubase

Ever have that nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something?  Annoying, isn’t it? Well, the other day I found out that I’d completely forgotten something without ever noticing, which is even more annoying.  When I started Finish Your Song, I was already starting to put together my YouTube channel, but I thought I’d caught up the content of one with the other.  However, I’ve started a daily tweet to promote my older videos and, when it came to finding the post on here for my first video on Colour in Cubase, it was not to be found.  Oops!  An oversight I’m can’t let pass, so here it is: