How to set microphone input gain for vocals (volume).
There are some quite simple techniques for getting a good vocal recording, many of which I cover in another video here – https://youtu.be/TL-Fzo4Q7Ag
One of the things I see folks get wrong is setting their input gain for their microphone either too high or too low. There are issues caused by both high gain, such as clipping and distortion, as well as low gain, such as tracks that need to be turned up too much.
The sweet spot is different for different vocalists, microphones and sound sources, but as a general rule, you want your input to be hitting between 50% and 70% on your input meter, meaning you are getting a strong signal, but are not at risk of clipping or distorting.
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