Gain Staging During Recording: What the hell is it and why is it important?

Updated: Jan 15

If you were to ask someone what might be one of the most popular things emphasized within recording right now, they might respond with the term, "gain staging." I've seen it littered all over YouTube, and rightfully so. It's one of the most important aspects of recording and mixing that is violated all of the time. And mind you, most of the time, it's not deliberate. So, to help contextualize a rather complex topic, I aim to help by breaking down gain staging during the recording phase, into a more applicable topic to help you get from point A to point B quickly and effectively.