What do Airwindows console plugins actually do to your audio, and how you should use them in your DAW.
Let's take all Airwindows Console plugins out for a comparison.
What is Gain-Staging Gain-staging is essentially the practice of managing all static volume settings with a fixed reference point. Static volume setting is decibels of gain added or subtracted to a signal at one place in the signal flow, which remains unchanged through out the time span of the project playback. The goal of gain-staging is to ensure that any pair of input and output signals enclosing a signal processor chain match in average volume....
Diagram showing the signal flow of REAPER
A REAPER template for recording and rough mixing lead vocal and vocal harmonies against an instrumental track