Pre-fader and post fader metering

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Pre-fader and post fader metering

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Hi,

Do you guys record and mix with pre-fader metering as discussed here?

https://medium.com/@dannyanthony/mixing ... a807b861eb

Would like to hear your opinions.
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Re: Pre-fader and post fader metering

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Post-fader. Pre-fader for recording makes sense if you have a bunch of stuff on your inserts or indeed adjust your fader. But if you don't do that then you get to see the level just fine with either the fader at unity or just looking at the interface meters or input channel meters.

I only record in PT and I do it for post production and I never need to set to pre-fader because I never run into a situation where I don't see the input level. In Nuendo I don't actually record, but I do know we have input channels and it would seem to me that any processing I would do would be on the audio tracks that I record onto - not on those input channels. So in Nuendo if I did end up recording I would simply look at the input channels for input level and then still be able to adjust levels even on-the-fly on the record tracks.

And I don't really agree with the other points about pre-fader metering when mixing.
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Re: Pre-fader and post fader metering

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That is what I have been doing. Thanks for the feedback!
MacBook Pro & iMac, 16GB RAM SSD 1 TB, Cubase Pro the latest w/ two external 32" Monitors
Surround configuration with subwoofer.
Dorico 3.5, Finale, VST Connect Pro, NI Komplete 5, EWQLSO, HSO, GA 5
Synths: Yamaha PSR-A3000, Roland Fantom XR
Interface: Steinberg MR-816CSX, UR 22 mkII
Effects: Rocktron DSP, Lexicon MPX 550
Controller: Steinberg CC121, Yamaha KX25,49,88, Korg Nano Kontrol, Boss RC 300, Yamaha MFC 10, CMC-PD

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