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Tascam DP-01 question

Discussion in 'Recording' started by recordrookie, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. recordrookie

    recordrookie Guest

    Hey guys, I'm new to the site, looks like a good thing going on here. Anyways, I have a Tascam DP-01 multi-track digital recorder. Once you're done working on a song on it, you can hook up to your computer through USB. Well, when I transfer the song files to my computer, it's really quiet when i play it, and of course, if I burn a cd of it, it's reallly quiet too. Any suggestions? Am I not setting the levels right when I'm recording?
     
  2. recordrookie

    recordrookie Guest

    anybody use one of these?
     
  3. vividsonics

    vividsonics Guest

    Hi RecordRookie,
    This is a pretty common issue for most people. You probably didn't do anything "wrong" it's just that your average (RMS) levels are low. A lot of people cure this by using a brickwall limiter plugin or a compressor or multiband compressor plugin on the master output bus. You can do this but if you're not careful you can come out with a really squashed sound. Mastering Engineers are more experienced and have the right tools to bring your overall average levels up with little sacrifice. A lot of todays popular music is really squashed to get the "volume up". It robs your tunes of dynamics though. Try to find a happy medium between "Loud" and "Dynamic" Good Luck!
     
  4. recordrookie

    recordrookie Guest

    vividsonics, thanks for your help. where can i get one of those compressors and about how much do they run pricewise? thanks again.
     
  5. recordrookie

    recordrookie Guest

    anybody know?
     

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