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

    Music_for_life

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    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. thehangingmist

    thehangingmist

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    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

    Music_for_life

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

    miiitch

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    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


  5. seamonkey

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    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.

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