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  • Pete1987
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    Joined: Apr 19th, 2020
    Flatten out wave
    Hi. I just signed up to the forum. Hoping somebody can help me: I'm wondering if there is a way to make a recorded track the same volume. Not by automation. For eg. I recorded bass guitar, but some sections are quieter..and some louder as I was plucking harder or softer. Is there a way to flatten out the whole track volume so it is the same? Any advice is helpful. Thanks Pete.
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  • Pete1987
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    Joined: Apr 19th, 2020
    Re: Flatten out wave
    I believe I found the solution.: "Compressor Threshold"
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  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Flatten out wave
    Hi Pete - Yes, a Compressor will lower the level of the louder parts of the track [levels above the Threshold]—in the GB Smart Control panel ["B"] you'd set the Threshold [labeled Amount] so the Compressor kicks in only on the louder notes [using the LED meter as a reference]; if you open the Compressor plug-in window you'll see that the Amount control actually is the Compressor Threshold control, and you'll have additional controls—Ratio determines how aggressive the compression is [typical settings might be around 3:1 or 4:1, higher for sharp percussive instruments like drums or slap bass], and [makeup] Gain sets the appropriate overall level for the track. Within the plug-in window you'll also find some presets for different instruments, which you could call up to get a feel for appropriate settings—but keep in mind Threshold must always be set by hand for the current track. This video covers the basics of compression—it shows the Compressor plug-in in Logic, but the information applies to any compressor [and remember, GB is really a simplified version of Logic under the hood]..
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  • Pete1987
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    Joined: Apr 19th, 2020
    Re: Flatten out wave
    Thank you Joe. Very helpful information to me 👍 I'm a complete amateur to GB. Still trying to wrap my brain around it. For years I've used Adobe audition,but thought GB might be better. Its every different interface. Cheers Pete.
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