If you have a home studio, one of the things that you need to be aware of other than compression tools of your system is understanding the signal flow and how you can track it in your home studio. To have an easy time when recording and mixing and at the same time troubleshooting of the signal flow, you need to learn everything that is needed to be known. To get to know the signal flow, it’s the path that the audio being produced passes before we have had it in the speakers or even headphones that we are listening to the music in. The audio passes the sages in your system and from there it can go all the way to the speakers. If you take your time you can learn how to break down that channel and know every step that such audio takes. Therefore if you are not getting any signal in your mix then you need to figure out where the problem might be in the stages that are in the studio. If not user of the specific chain that the signal flow is passing through you can waste a lot of time trying to solve the issue in the audio and which can be pretty embarrassing when dealing with a client who is recording. getting to know such channels will help you in creating the most quality work.
To understand the chain and the signal flow in mixing and recording, they tend to be different and this is because they do not follow the same channel. And this is because with the recording you are capturing the signal flow in a new format and putting it in the computer while the mixing happens to the already stored track that is in the system. With the mixing a lot of things happen in the DAW and which makes the process slightly complex more than the recording.
When recording it’s about how you can tackle issues quickly when and know where to solve issues while mixing it all about how good your music and tracks can sound and how you plan and compress some things will determine how the mix will sound. To finalize, those are the guidelines to learn everything that you need to know about signal flow and how they can impact your studio session.