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DIY Recording Tips: 4. Recording Levels

Too Much of A Good Thing?

Watch and listen carefully - actual microphone demonstrations included!

One of the most basic recording skills is getting the levels right. If the recording levels are too low, you will need to boost the volume during the edit, which often introduces noise. If the levels are too high, the sound will distort, which is difficult or impossible to fix afterward. Listen to this video to see this in action and to learn some tips for setting recording levels.

It is easy to find information on the latest recording equipment and software to spend your money on, but more difficult to learn what experts in the field have struggled to discover. In this blog series, musician/audio engineer/composer Kraig Greff gives tips on how to make better recordings of your music, even if you don't have money to spend.

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Video by Tonal Vision. Elizabeth Tybush, Guest. Jacquie Greff, Producer/Videographer/Editor. Frank Tybush, Director/Videographer/Editor. Additional motion graphics by Daniela Sambataro. Music composed & recorded by Kraig Greff. Dan Hones on electric bass. Chris Everett on acoustic guitar.