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What does pressing [N] key do when you have an audio track selected.

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asked Jul 21, 2021 in Studio One 5 by ollieandrews (170 points)
Hi All!

Just been tracking guitars for my music project, fluff (shameless self plug - got to be done) and I have been recording my tracks at -16dB like normal to allow for decent headroom within the project itself. I accidentally pressed the [N] key with a track selected and the soundwaves were boosted to just shy of 0dB. I use a Windows10 laptop with StudioOne5 with the Logic Pro key commands skin.

I experimented and used this command on all of my four guitar tracks at once just to see... and the same happened. Boosted to 0dB but I didn't clip the master bus which surprised me. SO my real question is: Is this [N] command just a straight level boost or is there more going on behind the scenes like limiting in order to get a rough levels mix without putting in the groundwork?

Many thanks and stay safe!


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answered Jul 30, 2021 by aka_busker (32,820 points)
selected Jul 30, 2021 by ollieandrews
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Sounds like the Logic Pro commands use that key for normalisation (i.e. bring everything up so the loudest parts hit unity gain (or 0 on your channel)).   It's ctrl/cmd+N normally in S1 default config.