My first post on here, so hello! If you dont mind, I’ll start off with a couple of fairly nooby questions. Gotta start somewhere though, right!
I’m a musician and have been getting into recording over the past couple of years. Recently I have been reading up about proper gain staging in Cubase as I want to increase the quality of my recordings. I found this very helpful thread from a couple of years ago: https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=57467
I understand that 0VU = -18dBFS. I also understand the reason why this should be set. However, I have 2 main questions.
How is best to control the gain of an input? Via the controls on the interface? Or via the input fader on the interface software / input channel within Cubase?
Where would I be reading -18dBFS? Would this be on the input on interface’s software (I have a Liquid Saffire 56) or on the input channel within Cubase?
Sorry if I have confused anything. If I have, please point it out!
Thanks in advance.