The next step that you might want to take if you were to do a rough mix of your recording session is to add compression.
Compression is used for leveling out the dynamics of a recording. Meaning, that the dynamic range is compromised and squashed.
Take this for an example: say you have a recording where the instrumentalist plays very loud at some sections, normal throughout most, and very quiet at other places. To make this more even, you use a compressor to bring down the loudest parts to a normal level. Then, with a gain knob, you can bring up the entire modified recording to a louder level to make the quitter sections more audible.
Be mindful of the ratio of how much you compress the recording.
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