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Plugin for Bossting input gain?

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My guitar input was recorded too soft.  I want gain stage it optimally.  I remember a plug in that you could put in front that would increase gain .  I can't find it or remember its name.

 

Ideas??

 

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On each track there is an input gain knob. At the top of the console view is where I access it. You can boost the gain up using that. You can also go to the process menu and apply gain to the clip, although that is a destructive operation that will actually change the gain of the clip.

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It is common to gain stage and add some coloration - if a compressor can be set at unity and has an output gain control you can use that. EQs often have output gain - keep the eq flat, but turn up the output gain.

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Before the track gain knob each clip has a clip gain envelope.

An empty FX Chain may be added to Clip and Track FX Racks to boost gain.

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8 hours ago, Larry Williams said:

I remember a plug in that you could put in front that would increase gain .  I can't find it or remember its name.

My favorite is BlueLab's BL Gain. Very simple. But as others have pointed out, Cakewalk does already have a channel gain knob on each strip.

It's nice to have something like BL Gain around, though, because you can stick it between plug-ins if needed.

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Your gutar input was recorded too soft? This kind of issue is concerning your audio interface. Give a try to your souncard  input channel's gain or sensivity.

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Also Cakes own Channel tools will let you manage gain as well.

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Boosting the gain after it was recorded is needed sometimes, but it is not recommended to boost too much.  This will cause noise from each track build up a bad amount of total noise.  When you have to, you have to.  It is much better to use a preamp or soundcard volume than to boost it after the fact.

Max Arwood

 

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Record it with the proper gain.  When I don’t, I usually can get by with normalize.  It works, but you do have to watch out for noise.  Also check for overs.  It is best to use just enough, like Goldilocks.

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