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How to make a mixer channel peack at 1.5 db more then another one

Postby Xonnorel » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:52 pm

Hello guys,
do you know a way to increase the volume of a mixer track to have it peak at a certain db number?

Ty a lot for your attention,
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Re: How to make a mixer channel peack at 1.5 db more then another one

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:44 am

Well, raise the gain by the relevant amount. Either using the fader, an input gain trim, or a gain plugin.
A bit more detail would help... ;)
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Re: How to make a mixer channel peack at 1.5 db more then another one

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:58 am

Hi Xonnorel, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

As Drew says, a little more detail n what exactly you're trying to do and what software you're using would help ;)

However, some audio editors let you do this without having to perform any calculations. For instance, Wavelab has a 'Normalize Level' function that lets you enter the Peak Level, so if you were using that you'd just enter -1.5dB and click on Apply.

If that option doesn't exist in your software, most offer simple normalise and gain adjustment functions, so you could normalise (so the peak level would then be 0dB), and then apply -1.5dB gain.

If on the other hand you want to raise the level of an entire project so it peaks at -1.5dB then use a transparent limiter on the master bus, and set its ceiling to -1.5dB.

Hope this helps!


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Re: How to make a mixer channel peack at 1.5 db more then another one

Postby Xonnorel » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:23 am

Cit:

However, some audio editors let you do this without having to perform any calculations. For instance, Wavelab has a 'Normalize Level' function that lets you enter the Peak Level, so if you were using that you'd just enter -1.5dB and click on Apply.
This is exactly what I mean!

Is there a way to do that in fl studio? Or do you know a plugin that does the same thing as wavelab (it's way to expansive for me right now)

Edited to fix quotation - JP
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Re: How to make a mixer channel peack at 1.5 db more then another one

Postby Zukan » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:32 am

It's in the audio editor under Tools.
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Re: How to make a mixer channel peack at 1.5 db more then another one

Postby ef37a » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:02 am

In the mixer in Samplitude you just 'unhook' the relevant fader and tweak for the desired increment (you get a readout). Once set "Save As". Jobs a good'un. Or...Go "Online Effects>Amplitude" and you have a normalize function.

I have no doubt other DAWs do similar.

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