Audio Question of the Day #2

mbenonis

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Difficulty: Easy
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Visualize the following situation:

A singer on the stage is really pushing his lungs, with a mic right in front of his face. You have the gain set around -45dB, and the fader at 0 dB. In addition, you have a fairly loud CD soundtrack playing that the singer is singing to, with the fader set at 0 dB (line level input, gain at 0 dB). The mix is too loud, so you bring the Mix faders down to -30 dB or so. You listen and notice the mix sounds kinda bad.

Why?
 

BNBSound

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I won't give the answer away, but it's the reason that VCA's are nice.
 

Foxinabox10

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The actor's voice is distorting at the mic and it's all down hill from there.
 

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