When it comes down to getting great recordings in Logic, recording levels are no joke! You’d think setting levels would be easy, right? Turn up the gain on your interface until the track is loud and clear and then hit record.
And you’d be right! As long as you know that there is such thing as too loud when you’re recording…
The good thing is, setting recording levels in Logic is actually quite simple. But I know plenty of Logic users who fret about getting the perfect levels. And it’s certainly not their fault.
A quick Google search will turn up plenty of passionate opinions from forum lurkers all about recording levels. Throw in terms like “VU,” “dBu,” and “gain staging,” and you can’t help but start to sweat a little.
All these terms are important. But when you’re working with a USB interface and your Macbook Pro – there’s only one rule you need to live by for recording levels.
So in today’s video, I dig into the only thing that matters with recording into Logic. Say it with me –
Don’t exceed 0 dB.