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Re: Nebula Explained Free - Secrets Of Nebula Gain Staging P

Postby enriquesilveti » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:14 pm

indelible wrote:Great video.I have a question.What about the relation between rms and peaks?For example on percussion instruments sometimes vu meter is really low and if try to a rise the reach 0VU the peaks goes over digital 0.In this case I have to watch the peaks and put them between -10 and -6?


PPM > Peak = sort time value
VUM > RMS = middle time value around 300/400 ms

If your audio program (for example percution instrument) has huge dynamics, you can rise your normalization value to -20, -22 or -24 dBFS or use a peak limiter to reduce the difference between peak and RMS value.
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Re: Nebula Explained Free - Secrets Of Nebula Gain Staging P

Postby indelible » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:28 pm

enriquesilveti wrote:
indelible wrote:Great video.I have a question.What about the relation between rms and peaks?For example on percussion instruments sometimes vu meter is really low and if try to a rise the reach 0VU the peaks goes over digital 0.In this case I have to watch the peaks and put them between -10 and -6?


PPM > Peak = sort time value
VUM > RMS = middle time value around 300/400 ms

If your audio program (for example percution instrument) has huge dynamics, you can rise your normalization value to -20, -22 or -24 dBFS or use a peak limiter to reduce the difference between peak and RMS value.

So if I refer only to the peaks values of a snare and leave them between -10 and -6 the gain staging is not right?It's better to solve the difference between the peaks and the rms and then going to 0VU i guess
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Re: Nebula Explained Free - Secrets Of Nebula Gain Staging P

Postby enriquesilveti » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:14 am

So if I refer only to the peaks values of a snare and leave them between -10 and -6 the gain staging is not right?It's better to solve the difference between the peaks and the rms and then going to 0VU i guess


You ears works in RMS, your digital system in peaks. If -18 dBFS is 0VU in your system. Use trim pre insert to get a RMS level around -18 dBFS if peaks exceed -1.00 dBFS you will need a limiter in the insert point. To make things easy is better to work with a headroom higher than the dynamic range of the highest track. You can limit or compress more dBs but is for the esthetics of the sound.
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Re: Nebula Explained Free - Secrets Of Nebula Gain Staging P

Postby indelible » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:15 am

enriquesilveti wrote:
So if I refer only to the peaks values of a snare and leave them between -10 and -6 the gain staging is not right?It's better to solve the difference between the peaks and the rms and then going to 0VU i guess


You ears works in RMS, your digital system in peaks. If -18 dBFS is 0VU in your system. Use trim pre insert to get a RMS level around -18 dBFS if peaks exceed -1.00 dBFS you will need a limiter in the insert point. To make things easy is better to work with a headroom higher than the dynamic range of the highest track. You can limit or compress more dBs but is for the esthetics of the sound.


Good answer.Thank you
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Re: Nebula Explained Free - Secrets Of Nebula Gain Staging P

Postby djayart » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:03 pm

Excellent vid. :roll:
Can't wait to see more.
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Re: Nebula Explained Free - Secrets Of Nebula Gain Staging P

Postby jaderabbit » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:27 am

Well done. Very informative.
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Re: Nebula Explained Free - Secrets Of Nebula Gain Staging P

Postby dagovitsj » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:20 pm

Thanks for the video, very good explanation! I knew about the dynamic layers in Nebula, but not with such details as you explain it in the video :D Good job!
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