bad sound when exporting to headphones

Discussion in 'Production' started by prettyherb, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. prettyherb

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    Hi, i need some help with this. I've made a little track with fl 9, i think it sounds good, but i'm only producing for 3 months or something so im noob.
    But, when i put the track on my ipod, it sounds good at low volume but at higher volume, it sounds like the kicks are gonna explode and the bass is like shit...
    How can i turn it back to good sound at high volume?

    Tnx in adv.
     
  2. subprime

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    It may be clipped, eg you've gone over 0db.

    Also it's pretty important to listen to your track at different levels when you mixdown, very quiet to very loud.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    motion audio Active Member

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    Yea Subprimes right there, sounds like the most likely thing to have happened. If that is the case, turning all the tracks down seperately in FL so the master bus doesnt go over 0db should sort it (should stay a bit under, say -3 would be a good place).
     
  5. moriaty

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    dont forget that ipod's tend to sound shit if you turn them up loud.
     
  6. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Really? My iPhone sounds the shizz when I play it loud through my headphones!
     
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    moriaty Active Member

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    fair enough, ive had ipods plugged in my system, and if they were turned on more than halfway, they were distorting, badly..
     
  8. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Oh I've never tried it plugged into a system so can't comment on that