Quiet Audio!!! Need help

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by weisfest, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. weisfest

    weisfest Guest

    We use Digi 001 along with Protools 5.01

    Everything is working great for us except when we get a song finished and we bounce to disk the audio turns out very vey quiet.

    I was wondering if this was because we have the tracks on our mix to quiet or what...im am out of ideas

  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Unreleated chain of thoughts below...

    Most mixes tend to seem quiet until mastered. It's nothing unusual.

    Assuming we're talking about "normal" quiet here... Peaks at around -6 to -3dBfs, perhaps an RMS level around -20 or -22dBRMS...

    If it's something other than that... Maybe post a clip?

    Perhaps mix a -12dB 1K signal at the head or tail of the tune - Render the file and see if it's still at -12dB. If it's not, start looking for the culprit.
  3. splurge

    splurge Guest


    I think there maybe a main output fader that controls the level of the bounce to disk. I don't use Pro Tools so it's hard to say really.

    Good luck

  4. mixandmaster

    mixandmaster Active Member

    Jul 13, 2004
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    email me your session file (no audio please), and I'll let you know if there's any strange routing.
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