Gain control of the ZYLIA ZM-1 raw recording

In this article, we will show the ways to control the gain of 19-channel ZYLIA ZM-1 recording in DAW.


ZYLIA Master Volume Control

We prepared a simple Reaper plugin for controlling a volume of multichannel files. You can download it here.

To install it save the zylia-master-control-plugin file and put it in folder Effects in Reaper directory (Options → Show Reaper resource path in explorer/finder…).

Reaper path explorer

Then re-scan your plugins – after this ZYLIA ZM-1 Volume Control plugin is ready to use.

Reaper volume control

To monitor the volume of your recording you can use below plugins:

Reaper volume monitor


Normalization is the feature that changes the volume of the recording by applying a gain in a way that the highest peak has a value of 0 dB. To use this feature, simply double-click on the recording

Reaper normalization

and in the Media Item Properties window choose Normalize button and confirm by clicking Apply button.

Reaper media properties

You can also adjust the volume using the slider in the Media Item Properties window.

Pro Tools

Pro Tools doesn’t have a normalization feature but it is possible to increase the gain of your recording up to 36 dB using a volume slider of your clip (refer to the picture below).

Pro Tools gain control
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