Different volumes in tracks

Rubs90

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A lot of tracks I own in vinyl have different volumes, and at first I wouldn't care much, but recently I noticed it's starting to affect a bit since double drops don't quite sound the same if one tracks loud as fuck and the other one is cowering in a corner

What do you DJ's out there normally do to solve this issue? At the moment I just memorize which tracks need a little boost and try to remember that when I'm cuing them, but of course I can't remember all
 

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I'm a rookie myself at spinnin' vinyl, so can't help ya out there, but I know what ya mean...one track sounded like it was in mono compared to the other...
 

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check the lights on your mixer i guess.. if its that much louder then it will probs be redlining or alot higher so just turn it down until they are even then perfect it when your in the mix
 

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check the lights on your mixer i guess.. if its that much louder then it will probs be redlining or alot higher so just turn it down until they are even then perfect it when your in the mix
Yeah true, i forgot that part already, lol...my friend who's teachin' me was tellin' me to watch those as well..only had a couple of practices, so not all sunk in yet
 

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if you haven't got a mixer with the input lights on it you can just check through your headphones, turn the eqs on the track you're cueing so theyre at the same level as the track playing through the speakers and swap between the two tracks in the headphones, adjusting the trim of the track you're waiting to cue until it's at the same level as the other track
 

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if you haven't got a mixer with the input lights on it you can just check through your headphones, turn the eqs on the track you're cueing so theyre at the same level as the track playing through the speakers and swap between the two tracks in the headphones, adjusting the trim of the track you're waiting to cue until it's at the same level as the other track
Or just play both tracks through the headphones and see which is louder..
 

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As others have said, that's what the Gain is for ;)

Bear in mind the "loudness wars" though. For the last few years dnb producers have been compressing the fuck out of their tunes to get them to sound louder. They're not really louder but to the human ear they sound it. If you played a recent tune alongside something from pre 2001ish then the newer tune would probably sound louder even if they were peaking at the same level.
 

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I've found this as well, but it's actually helped me as it means I concentrate more on the balance of the mix when bringing the tune in, rather than just whacking the fader up, hoping for the perfect mix.
 

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A lot of tracks I own in vinyl have different volumes, and at first I wouldn't care much, but recently I noticed it's starting to affect a bit since double drops don't quite sound the same if one tracks loud as fuck and the other one is cowering in a corner

What do you DJ's out there normally do to solve this issue? At the moment I just memorize which tracks need a little boost and try to remember that when I'm cuing them, but of course I can't remember all
I use my ears. If you A/B the tunes on the right and left deck in your headphones you can usually tell if it needs a boost or not.

As a rule 33rpm records are quieter than 45rpm. 10" and 7" presses are quieter than 12".
 
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