Will I suffer any quality loss if in my sequencer (Cubase 10) I turn up the master stereo out volume to reach a certain minimum volume, if this works out without clipping (enough headroom present on the total mix) ?

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    X/Y problems....why do you need to do this?
    – user23353
    Jan 18, 2019 at 2:54
  • XY? Because i don't want to re-mix all my tracks in relation to each other as the current balance is just perfect, simply too low on volume. Jan 18, 2019 at 15:43
  • why is the volume too low?
    – user23353
    Jan 18, 2019 at 16:55
  • Because all the channels are set at a fairly low volume or the instruments that drive them are. Jan 18, 2019 at 17:39
  • i see. are there any recorded audio tracks in your mix, (anything with an analog noise floor) or is it all virtual instruments? (eg; entirely in the box)
    – user23353
    Jan 18, 2019 at 19:23

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There's shouldn't be any quality loss if you're not clipping. The noise floor, if any, would be louder but the Signal-to-Noise Ratio would stay the same because you're applying a constant gain. You may want to check the "Normalize" function in Cubase (and nearly every DAWs) which automates this process.

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