At 7/28/12 11:02 PM, Ecke wrote:
My shit goes way out of whack. I use compressor to clean it up on highest settings. It either reduces the volume a lot or kicks the treble up way too much. I need to delete half of my submissions but I STILL CAN'T LOL.
I doubt this will be a real fix for any of you but off and on I find people accidentally have their playback devices set to the wrong format on their computer. For example I have mine set at 24 Bit, 44100 Hz (Studio Quality).
(For windows users)
Locate this by right-clicking your volume icon in the lower right of your windows bar. Click playback devices. Right-click the one selected as default device and select properties. Go to advanced and select the above.
Also when you export projects as mp3 or wav it should be something along the lines of the above stated.
When Youtube or Newgrounds and soundcloud finish processing audio files the sample format changes to 48000 and you tend to hear a loss of quality such as fuzz on kicks and such. Always worth taking the 10 seconds to check.
Secondly as far as kicks being too loud or whatever, make sure you're track isn't higher than 0db on the export. You should obviously toss a limiter on the master channel to be on the safe side, and your kicks should probably sit around -6db if you're not sure how to level it. I'm constantly fighting with making my kicks way too loud, and even though on my Sennheisers and KRKs it sounds really nice and deep, when I listen anywhere else I can definitely tell I should've kicked em down a bit. Before you go to upload, try listening to your tracks on different systems, such as your car stereo or a stereo system or different headphones. Compare take notes and go back and re-adjust the levels.