Folks, I'm very new to the recording world. If you haven't read my thread/threads yet, but I'm starting a podcast, so I'm certainly not just an amateur, I'm kind of a DAW retard. I really would like to educate myself about the use of Studio One 3 on what is useful for me in terms of the podcast I'm trying to create. Does anyone know of basic tutorials that would maybe be more for my needs, without all the extra stuff for music recording and mixing? I can't find anything that doesn't give me a lot of irrelevant information for me.
One hurdle I'm having trouble with is knowing how much to adjust my gain, as well as my mix of inputs and VSL levels. I'm having trouble finding a happy medium between recorded volume with the volume that ends up in the monitor (which I'm using a headphone splitter as my monitor), which ends up echoy with two mics if I mix too much into the VSL. Once I start getting to a proper adjustment of gain and "Mixer" setting that I like for the quality and volume of the track, I start get get an echo effect in the headphones, which is annoying. All the while, I'm getting clipping, which I don't know much, but I know that clipping means the gain is too high.