I need some help with getting the best release time for my Zoom F8's DIGITAL limiters. I know they don't actually limit the analog audio, and that the AD Converters are clipping, but I at least want the mix I'm sending the cam to sound as good as possible.
I'm working on a lot of reality TV location sound gigs, and the Final mix guy wants my Cam mixes to be between -12db to 0db FS, averaging at -6db He doesn't mind clipping, as he apparently has a plugin to help with that, and being reality TV, the clipping sound adds to the reality feel. There's also no budget to always sync up the audio in post, so they are using our cam mix's in final mix, unless there is major problems they are forced to sync up. (This goes against my sound philosophy but hey, if that's what they pay me to give them, that's what I'll give them)
Unfortunatly quantity is more important that quality, but I at least wanna give my best under the circumstances.