#1
So for ever practice my band has, I record it with a zoom h4n. Since everything is being recorded at once, the levels can be really off (especially for the drum set). Anways when I am fixing it up, some times when I EQ the volume will peak a little past 0 db. I was wondering if it's okay to have it go past 0 or if the general rule is to keep it under that.
#2
Usually people put limiters on the track so it can't go past 0db. You'll want to make sure your tracks aren't clipping at the source first though if you want a good mix.

So yea, try and keep it under 0db, it'll be easier later on when you mix.
#3
Quote by maggot9779
Usually people put limiters on the track so it can't go past 0db. You'll want to make sure your tracks aren't clipping at the source first though if you want a good mix.

So yea, try and keep it under 0db, it'll be easier later on when you mix.


ah! a limiter.

would that allow me to raise the overall level of the track and it will automatically lower the volumes of the snare hits (since that is what usually peaks the volume)?

EDIT: It worked PERFECTLY! Thanks so much, you saved me from a ton of future headaches.
Last edited by sidebuster at Sep 9, 2010,