#1
So I've come across an interesting problem that I haven't been able to find m(any) answers for. My recordings (acoustic especially) sound significantly more clear and powerful when played louder. Some people may be thinking (duh, you're moving more air, blah blah) but I don't notice it on anybody else's recordings. If I play the recording at low to moderate volumes the low end isn't represented very well and the highs don't really shimmer but if I really crank it, the tracks sound amazing.

What's going on? How can I fix this?
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#2
okay record then play it at high volumes and record the better sounding playback
#3
That's just music in general. I don't know how you can't hear it on other recordings, because that's how everything is. That's the reason I spent a few hundred bucks for a legit sound system in my 20 year old Volvo, because music is meant to be LOUD!

You can probably 'fix' it with a compressor if you set it properly. Give that a shot.
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#4
adjust your levels? what program are you using?
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#6
Quote by Sid McCall
That's just music in general. I don't know how you can't hear it on other recordings, because that's how everything is. That's the reason I spent a few hundred bucks for a legit sound system in my 20 year old Volvo, because music is meant to be LOUD!

You can probably 'fix' it with a compressor if you set it properly. Give that a shot.



I actually did just notice it haha, I was wrong. It's more noticeable on acoustic stuff though am I right?

I was thinking about trying something with a compressor to "fix it." Maybe I should just play it loud.


Music is meant to be loud. But only if you want it to be.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war

Ergo.


Yeah, I was just reading up on this. But thanks
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#8
Do NOT try to compete in that "loudness war". brickwall compression and shit will ruin the song's energy and it will sound artificial and lame.
#9
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Do NOT try to compete in that "loudness war". brickwall compression and shit will ruin the song's energy and it will sound artificial and lame.

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#11
I think loudness crated by over compression & brickwalling can be well used as an effect - Queens Of The Stone Age's music wouldn't sound right without that dirty, over compressed sound.
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