There are certain times when adjusting clip gain (volume) makes more sense than utilizing automation.
For example, what if you want a whole section of a vocal to be louder or softer? Not a single word, part of a word or phrase, but a section?
It’s a situation where using the actual clip gain, or the overall volume of the audio file itself, makes a lot of sense, rather than going in an adding automation.
In the video, Joe Gilder explains the approach, offers examples, and he also talks about situations where it’s a faster, simpler and/or more flexible direction.
Joe Gilder is a Nashville-based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the Home Studio Corner. Note that Joe also offers highly effective training courses, including Understanding Compression and Understanding EQ.