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Digital Audio Editing by Simon Langford

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Chapter 5

Level Control

Should this be a Part of the Editing Process?

Some people feel that the subject of level control of any form should be left until the mixing and production stage, and there is a lot of sense in that. However, what we are talking about here, in the context of level control, is the process of correcting problems and anomalies with levels. The aim of level control in the context of audio editing is to correct any problems to make sure that there are no unwelcome surprises at the mixing stage.

Given that largely the same tools will be used for level control during editing and mixing, we could ask why we should bother making these changes during the editing process—surely it is better to keep the maximum amount of flexibility ...

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