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Old 01-24-2021, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by KevWind View Post
Interesting,, it does make sense that any even slight volume changes would be noticeable in a solo instrument recording. And it is true that sometimes very slight changes even of a db, maybe less, can be noticed sometimes be detected depending on the situation.
See my post #30.

The guitar being a polyphonic instrument it is a common situation that there are other notes (usually notes played earlier in time that are on their way to fading out)
that are ringing right along with the target note you are trying to change the volume of. Change the volume of the target note and you change the volume of the other
notes. Than can sound noticeably strange to the listener. Volume change of a frequency band within an automated equalizer plugin may be better focused but is not
transparent due to the complexity of note overtones.

Yes, usually a casual listener would not notice this stuff (it usually goes by so fast) but if you are the one in the DAW changing things around you probably will notice.
It's a judgement call in weighing the pros and cons. Personally I make focal volume edits in a recording quite sparingly if at all.
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