I’m not only stumped, but I’m so disappointed … for the last few months I have been paying really good attention to gain staging, keeping all the internal meters low for input and pan adjusted output, checking the plug-ins so nothing goes close the red, in or out.
So, with that plus keeping the master out far from zero, should be good right?
And yet, here I am getting that “overload” distortion sound on loud packages again.
Nothing near 0dB on any of the channels, including the master. The master is reading -6.7dB output when I get the distortion crackles, so I don’t think it’s “interpeak overages” or whatever it’s called.
To reiterate, neither the input to the master channel nor its output is anywhere near 0dBFS.
YET, somehow I can fix it by lowering the input gain dial at the top of the master channel by 5dB.
So, I guess I have a solution, but can someone tell me why this is happening - why am I not seeing things close or over 0dbFS on the master channel?
(I thought I was past this point )
PS - I use the control room, but I just checked - I’m not double dipping, I have the main outs disabled in the regular output section, they are only active in the Control room section.