Headroom and Dynamic Range

Learn about Structuring your mixes for maximum Headroom and Dynamic Range and how to avoid the usual pitfalls faced with channel summing.

Gain Staging


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The two most important areas in audio recording and mixing are Dynamic Range and Headroom. Let me explain why.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • What is Headroom
  • What is Dynamic Range
  • How to control Dynamic Range
  • Measuring Dynamic Range
  • Allocating Headroom
  • Techniques to optimise Headroom
  • Pre Gain Structuring
  • Understanding Meters and readouts
  • Understanding Summing