Help With a Quiet Mix

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Analog_Boy, May 12, 2008.

  1. Analog_Boy

    Analog_Boy Guest

    I have a mix that I'm really happy with, but it's very quiet. I even added a master track and put it through compression. I love results of the WAV that i have of it, except the volume. I'm using Sound Forge to do the mastering, is there anything I can do to boost the volume but in a way that it wont alter the actual mix too much?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Can you post an example?
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    (Dead Link Removed)
    Do we really have to go here again (and again and again and again)?

    From the sticky at the top of the forum for that matter...
    Or at least try the search function...
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "again (and again and again and again)?"
    ...and deeper and down, down down, deeper and down...
  5. If your really happy with it why do you say it's too quite? Surely this means you are not happy with it?

    What do you mean by too quite? In comparison to what? A commercial release?

    Sorry but i've seen this question asked here many a time now and usually it's from people who don't want to learn (not that i'm saying you don't) and want an easy fix.

    I personally know nothing about mastering so I really can't comment on your process but from what i'm picking up there is a lot more to it than simply adding compression to a track to boost it's amplitude.

    I think if you give a bit more detail on the track and the recording, mixdown processes and post an example you will get better feedback.

    hope this helps;)
  6. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    If the mix and music sounds great, that is great news imo. Processing a mix in anything will alter the mix subtly or radically depending the approach taken, the gear used, the settings etc. There is always a compromise to do to get it louder and a matter of personal taste as well.
  7. CrackerBrand

    CrackerBrand Guest

    i love it when someone asks a question addressed in the stickies.. because the dead horse animation cracks me up every time
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    You could refer to "drinking a flat beer"...that would crack me up (in the non-humourous sense)

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