volume level boosting and consistency

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by J-MADD, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    I recently bought a Korg 32xd and have recorded a song and burned it to CD. I think it sounds very good, but is not as loud as commercially produced and mastered CDs. I can see a problem up the road when I put these songs together for a project album and the tracks will all be too quiet. Is there a computer program that anyone knows of that will allow me to import each song into it, fix volume levels to be consistent, and then in turn reburn for a final copy. Any info would be great.
    Thanks,
    Justin
     
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Wavelab or CD Architect are pretty good for "quick & dirty" mastering. I would imagine the Korg would have a selection of basic tools also, no?

    The usual disclaimer - Keep in mind that there's a lot more to "loud" than smashing it into a computer. And I don't have time to even begin on the "never master your own mixes" sermon (I don't ever master my own mixes unless they're just for preproduction runs).
     
  3. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Massive Mastering,
    Thanks for the info. Yeah the Korg has some "Mastering Effects" that do sound good, but I don't honestly believe that they are any substitute for a real mastering job. I am just trying to even out volume levels at this point. Thanks again. I will try to find the programs you mentioned.

    justin
     

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