just wondering if there is a rule of thumb anyone works by with just their drum tracks. im slowly learning general recording techniques but all my previous recordings have been clipping like hell, not on the individual tracks just the master.
whats an acceptable peak for a drumtrack alone to be peaking at. Ive got mine down pretty low and its still hitting about 6db on particularly hard snare hits etc.
I'd say at least 6db quieter. Are we talking live drums or like EzDrummer? I usually run my bus at -9-12db or so, which balances pretty well with the rest of my tracks (and I usually record them peaking at -12-18db)