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Mixing Levels Tips & Tutorials

Achieving balance in a mix is all about setting the right levels. Check out our resources below to learn proper gain staging, fader control, and use of intelligent metering to achieve balance in your mix.

Our Best Mixing Levels Articles

Gain Staging: What It Is and How to Do It
Gain Staging: What It Is and How to Do It
Gain staging is tough to understand—so let us explain it! In this article, we’ll give you a modern approach to gain staging, as well as a brief history of the term in analog and digital contexts
What Is Metering in Mixing and Mastering?
Examine metering tools as they relate to levels, frequency content, stereo spread, and dynamic range.
Headroom: How to Set Your Levels in Mixing and Mastering
Learn what headroom is, why it's important in both mixing and mastering, and how it ties in to the related concept of crest factor.
Loudness Metering and Visualizations
Learn why loudness metering and visualizations matter in mixing and mastering, and how they can help keep the subjectivity of human perception in check.
Mastering Pros: How Loud Should My Master Be?
Make your masters loud through a healthy combination of critical listening and an understanding of the key factors that directly influence loudness in mastering.

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