I’m either new to the site and to music production and I’m trying to figure out how things are correctly done.
I was doing some tests with my gear; more specifically I created a test session in Ardour and added a mono track for my microphone, then I connected my dynamic microphone (Shure BETA 58A through my audio interface (M-AUDIO M-TRACK MKII to that track and find out that - without applying any effect/plugin processor to the microphone track - the master level meter was showing higher db values than the track level meter (about 10/12dbs of difference).
I just couldn’t figure it out why this is happening… Shouldn’t the master incorporate all the tracks outputs? Therefore, in this case, I expected the master level to be just at the same level of the sole track I created… Can anyone help me to understand this?
Thank you very much in advance
P.S. I left this topc “uncategorized” because I couldn’t manage to find a proper category for it among the available categories, sorry for that.