Apparently there’s been a lot of conversation going on between Logic users lately over Pre Fader Metering.
I had no idea this was even a concern!
But over the last few weeks I’ve received many emails and comments from readers who want to know where I stand on the subject. Messages like:
“Where do you stand on pre fader metering? When mixing are you in pre fader mode? Would you change to post fader at anytime during mix session. I have read so many conflicting views bit I would value your advice.”
The question around Pre Fader Metering brings to my mind that old phrase “losing the forest for the trees.”
What I wonder: is Pre Fadering metering really the conversation we need to have here?
Or should we be more concerned with Big Wins like:
- Not clipping your recording input
- Not clipping your Stereo Output
- Streamlining your mix flow
- Getting great tones
- Mic Placement
You’re more than welcome to disagree with me. In fact, I encourage it.
But over the last decade of mixing, I’ve just never thought much about Pre Fader Metering.
So in today’s video I spent the most time I ever have on the subject. In the video I share:
- What is Pre Fader Metering?
- Why is everyone talking about Pre Fader Metering?
- When I actually use Pre Fader Metering