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Old 05-10-2020, 06:19 PM   #1
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Are there some guidelines for someone that is hosting a group on Ninjam to get the levels "right"?

I see that there is mention of setting your local mix to -12dB. Is there a way to limit the input of what gets recorded? I'm working third hand trying to resolve mix problems that are causing frustration for a local group that has limited Ninjam experience...like I know what I'm doing...9-)
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:40 PM   #2
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Use a simple compressor. If they're new to this I'd suggest S.LA.X. JS effect by Sonic Anomaly (it can also be grabbed as a VST if that's easier) as it is basically 2 knob operation.

Set their level to aim for -12 peak, then have them turn up the Peak setting til it makes an appreciable difference and turn up gain to compensate. Keep going until it feels audible at all playing levels.
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:50 PM   #3
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I’d also highly recommend the bass player run a compressor with 4:1 ratio and medium attack/release, level it out a bit. Also a high pass filter up around 45-60Hz will take out some of that low end energy that can eat up the headroom in the room and doesn’t contribute anything really useful for collaboration.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:12 PM   #4
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Excellent advice - it makes sense - the compressor part was something I thought about but the high pass for the bass is a great idea.

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Old 05-12-2020, 08:29 PM   #5
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Excellent advice - it makes sense - the compressor part was something I thought about but the high pass for the bass is a great idea.

Thanks

Bill
High (75-100) and low (7-10k) pass guitars helps too. Keys same thing. Because everyone is DIing, there is a ton of informational that’s not needed.
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