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sound very quiet....am i doing something stupid?

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Methadrenal, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Methadrenal

    Methadrenal Addicted to the cold

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    So I wrote a song to a CD and...it is so quiet. I have to crank up the volume to the max just be be barely able to hear it.

    Am I missing something obvious?
     
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    Again, not enough info. But...did you mix the song very quiet? Play the mp3 of the song on your comp and compare it volume-wise to other songs.
     
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    I did play the song on my PC, it is ridiculously quiet.

    No I didn't mix the song very quiet. No idea why it is doing this.
     
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    Do you mean you played the song that was on your hard-drive, or you played the song off the CD using your comp?

    If the song is quiet on your HD then it's a mixing thing and you need to crank the master volume and check the export settings in whatever program you used.

    Speaking of which, it would be helpful if you told us what you were using.
     
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    I'm using a Yamaha AW1000.

    I ripped the song to my PC then listened.

    By hard drive do you mean the HD of the recording deck or that of the computer?
     
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    The hard drive of the computer, since that is what you used to burn the song to disc.
    You burned the song to your PC, btw.
    With technical stuff it's rather important you tell us everything and use the right terminology.
     
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    Is there anyway to control the levels of the tracks going into your computer from the Yamaha? If there is, there's a possibility that you may have had the levels down when transferring the files to your computer. Also, what program are you using on your computer to burn the music onto a compact disc?
     

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