Can someone please help me understand this very basic aspect of mixing that I am lacking.
I am following this guys video who happens to be using cubase 7.
In his mixer he has a “pre” section that he enables (i do not see this anywhere in cubase 8 unless i am missing something), where he goes in and enters a gain value so that it adds together to get each track around -18dB.
In the track I currently have, I am using Superior Drummer in multi-out mode. I also have a bass track I laid down. I want to get everything at a proper level before I go any further. The problem is I don’t really understand what I am doing. Prior to this i’ve always just lowered the volume faders of each track until the “channel volume” on the left is around -6. The peak meter volume on the right i have to admit I dont understand what that is.
Could someone walk me through setting this up in cubase 8 so that I have everything around -18dB? It’s hard for me to follow the guys video because things are moved around a bit in the newer version