Volume in Cubase

Discussion in 'Production' started by muzzadj, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    2nd thread for me tonight wahey! lol.

    Just wondering if anyone knows why the tune im making in cubase right now (currently just a drum beat) is so much quieter than everything else i.e a tune in windows media player. But when i turn up the master volume to the volume i want it is fully redlining. Any ideas? Quiet samples maybe?!
     
  2. Sweaty Teddy

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    Tracks that are mastered are louder than a track in production, you haven't done compression and all that. I can't really explain but i'm sure someone will understand what i'm on about. I'm too stoned at the moment.
     
  3. moriaty

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    basically, the professional tunes you hear are as loud as your own. both hit 0 dbfs. what happens and you hear them as louder, is that they have been produced at a higher RMS value, or simply the average perceived loudness.
    Limiters and compressors are used to create this, both in the mixing and mastering process.
    in a nutshell, thats basically it. theres loads of advice on the science and methods of getting ultra squashed and punchy tunes. But at the same time, there are a lot of people who think that the reduction of dynamic range destroys the sound. this contrasted views is informally called loudness war.
    check wiki for more info.
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  4. muzzadj

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    thanks mate! will look into that more! Out of interest you got any tunes up anywhere? You sound like quite the producer from some of the stuff i see you post man!
     
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    check me myspace. nothing amazing tbh
    i just read a lot! :D