I was told today that, when recording to a hard disk, it\'s wise to apply a little compression at the mixer level, before the signal moves through the sound card, instead of applying it with either a vst or in mastering. (I\'m speaking of recording solo instruments, here.)This method, I was told, lets more of the signal move through the sound card.
In other words, to record a guitar track, I should plug the guitar into a compression unit, plug that into the mixer, and then that into the soundcard.
Is this accurate?