Hi everyone. I just attempted my first recording, (some hip hop vocals for a friend of mine). Im not sure how well it went yet, I’m a little concerned that the gain was too low on the mic, but I’m too inexperienced to tell.
I read that the input level should be set somewhere between -12 and -10db ideally to avoid clipping and allow room for effects. So I tested out the mic, and thats about where the levels were. On the cubase track, the waveform seemed small compared to what I usually see in photos. I always thought the range was supposed to be wide. When I play it back, I can hear it fine, but it’s very low compared to when I play music through the same speakers on youtube or itunes. Is there something I did wrong? Its my first recording but I still want it to be good, any tips?