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how to make stuff lowder? and help with my pc

Discussion in 'Recording' started by the925s, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. the925s

    the925s Guest

    Hi everyone, hope you can help, so ive mixed my track in cubase, mastered it and ive made it as lowd as i can without the song clipping, but its still not as lowd as it should be, can anyone help with this
    Another thing is im running cubase le on a 2.4 processor, and if i run to many vst plug-instogether on the same song my pc slows down and becomes really hard to work on, would a bigger processor help? ive been told not but it makes sense to me that a bigger faster processor would sort out these problems, cheers lee
  2. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    I run tons of VSTs on a six year old processor. Proper busing and use of good microphone technique will help make you track LOUD. With a u.

    try this:

    Good Luck.
    You might want to consider paying someone though after you hear that.
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    It's not guaranteed.
    Other things need looked at - for example, getting your audio off the drive Windows is on.

    What you want to do about loudness is compress or limit - just find a plugin and use it.
    (Use less, btw)
    (Much much less)

    Use a limiter to clip off the stray peaks. This sometimes helps anyway.
  4. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    lowder...when does it end :)
  5. the925s

    the925s Guest


    hi guys thanks for you thoughts, ive used the limiter and this has helped me great deal, im still having problems running lots of vsts though, my pc is not connected to the net, all my audio is saved to a separate hard drive and my pc has plenty of memory on it, the only thing i use this pc for is cubase and only cubase so i dont know what else i can do, i use 8 to 10 tracks to record drums and once ive compressed / added effects etc on the drums thats all it will let me use before the things slows down, stops playing. Any other ideas, thaanks for your help, lee
  6. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    Bus the drum track to a seperate track with reverb
  7. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    If you're relatively happy with particular tracks, bounce them (just that track, with effects) and then disable the effects and use the bounced track.
  8. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Why do you want it loud?
  9. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Admittedly I like things a little loud so I don't need to faff around with my volume controls - but I'm happy to have things at -20dB on a VU as opposed to my louder dance tracks which peak at -9dB on the VU.
  10. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    I think the OP meant lower. As in "Low ... ride ... er drives a little slower" I think Cubase has a tempo map that can accomplish that.


    You have been around long enough to know the right answer is "You want it louder? That's what the volume knob on your stereo is for."

    But seriously. If by louder, or "lowder" you mean devoid of any dynamics and equal spectral distribution, then a multi band compressor such as reaXcomp from Cockos should do it. Just slap that on the master bus and crank it down.
  11. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Well, certainly.
    Very easy to adjust volume on the PC.

    My mp3 player is hellish though. Usually I don't keep it in an accessible pocket.
    It also plays OGG files about 5dB quieter to begin with.

    I don't crush anything, but a few extra dB helped a few tracks stay in line with everything else.

    Obviously though, an acoustic recording of a ceilidh band isn't going to match up to drum'n'bass...

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