At 12/30/12 09:14 AM, shieldurhope wrote:
I seem to run into this problem often
My tracks come out really soft compared to others, but I am almost hitting 0db. Could someone explain this to me because I don't get it. I need to understand what causes these extra db's.
Maybe it's because of the bass? Try cutting unnecessary low frequencies in your sounds(lead, snare etc..) except for the bass. Use compression to control the peak of your sounds. This is some techniques on how to avoid your track from reaching 0dB.
To increase the loudness, use any brickwall limiter/maximiser plugin, and increase the gain(in other plugins you do this by putting the treshold up/down) until you get the same loudness as the track you use as comparison.
But before that, you need to make sure that your track is mix properly-the bass is controlled, clarity is achieved, drums are punchy enough before you try to increase the loudness. Otherwise you will get a distorted, squashy mix when you try to increase the loudness.