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Old 01-25-2011, 06:31 AM
misterharrison misterharrison is offline
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Originally Posted by vinyl_junkie
As said above don't even get close to 0db, you aren't recording to tape..hiss is not a issue and digital doesn't overload nicely like tape.
I'd say keep it even lower than -6db considering a vinyl pop or click could easily overload the ADC
I'd say keep the peaks at -18db

Read this:
Thanks VJ - that's a really useful article.
The gist seems to be hover around -18dBFS, peaking your drums around -10dBFS. Takes the stress out of recording if you're not worrying about overloads!
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