Does decreasing volume of some recorded parts affect quality??

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Music_for_life, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    I want to decrease volume of some fragments I recorded with nuendo and straight into the audio interface. That will decrease sound quality of that parts???
  2. it does not if thats all you do, you know, just lower the volume! but then am not sure if that is what you mean?
  3. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    Yes, I mean lowering the volume of some phrases that stand out a lot.
  4. miiitch


    Nov 27, 2011
    as long as you´re not using some crappy device or broken vst, there won´t be any problems.

    you can do it with a compressor (decreasing volume at any place that´s louder than the comp´s threshold), or manually via volume automation (=> google).

    depending on the song, recorded track, and many more things, i sometimes do more than a hundred automation steps in a song. If done well, it´s certainly an improvement
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  6. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    The original track won't be touched
    You're just sending a lower level to the bus for the mix out.
    The original will still be there for touch up if you need it.

    Using automation is what a DAW is all about. Automate, VST, etc. after the track, so you always have the original.