Automatically lower Music (Avid)

There's nothing worse in an Avid than importing music, forgetting to adjust it's gain downward...and hitting play, only to be deafened by the music.

Unless you know this trick:

Import Dialog box

Import Dialog box

The Import Dialog box has a TAB marked audio. Adjust the "Apply attenuation" gain during import.

All your imported audio will now be gained downwards by -20db - meaning, no more music pain!

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