I am BRAND NEW to all this recording and this is my first post, so please be patient as I stumble through this. I have been watching JRR cubase tutorial videos on you tube and they have been quite helpful, but there is one step that is not matching up with what I see. After I create a track and arm it, the tutorial says to open up the mixer from the devices tab. The input channels are supposed to be on the left of the mixer, mixer channels in the center, and output channels on the right. Well, I don’t have the input channels. The reason I specifically think I need to see this is because of my recording levels. Whenever, I record and then play back a track it is extremely quiet. I have my gain on my digital audio interface cranked all the way to high and I have my volume that controls my headphones cranked all the way up as well for play back. And yet I am pretty sure I am hearing clipping in the track.
If someone could please explain how I can see my input channel in my mixer I would appreciate it. secondly, if anyone could list a link where I could learn about how to set appropriate recording levels so I can hear my tracks with some decent volume without clipping I would appreciate it. thanks to all.
I have read where recording levels should top out around -10db so that you have headroom and a final mix to -2db. Does this sound right? Hopefully I am correct on this, but what I am trying to do is apply this to cubase. I think understanding this will fix my problems. Thank you.