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Headroom in Audio Recording: What, Why, & How

Headroom is a confusing term for a lot of people because it encapsulates so much technical information in one word, and that info is applied at several stages in the recording, mixing, and mastering procedure. What we're going to do is unpack this term and put it into accessible language. We need to understand what headroom is before we can realize why it is so important. And ultimately we'll talk about how to use it to maintain the highest quality for your recordings, mixes, and final masters.