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oh yeah i forgot to add that these tunes have been mixed on a hi-fi system since bloody NUsystems still haven't delivered my Fostex PM1's :Sad:
all the tunes were made using FL studio...i've now moved on to using Cubase SX & i've noticed the production quality has improved enormously...fruity's a gr8 program, i taught myself everything from scratch using it, but there comes a time when u notice its limitations...that's y i wanted u guys to check out my old mixes to c wt u think of production...thanks a lot! :badger:
 
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see what you mean about the distortion psyfi, like yer tunes tho s-cube :Smile3:
 

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hmmm thanks imak
i still can't figure out wt u guys mean by d distortion though...the distortions on both d links i posted?
 
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by the looks of the levels that are coming in (in winamp each freq band is almost flat out! no movement / headroom in there), your tracks have been a tad over squished, perhaps you should back off the limiting or whatever mastering dynamics u have used as this maybe causing the distortion.

@ psyfi - is this the type of distortion u get too al?
 

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by the looks of the levels that are coming in (in winamp each freq band is almost flat out! no movement / headroom in there), your tracks have been a tad over squished, perhaps you should back off the limiting or whatever mastering dynamics u have used as this maybe causing the distortion.
its funny that u say that coz i am using no mastering dynamics at all! i just bounce my tracks to wav from fruity n convert them to 16 bit in Soundforge...but as u say there is no headroom when i c the visual of the wav....the peaks are all over the place n its loud like hell! i actually meant to pose a question abt that...do u think its coz i'm not cutting off unwanted frequencies from some of my sounds, leading to them taking up a lot of headroom? thanks for the replies appreciate it!
 

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Its simple, just turn down the volume when you bounce down (you should not be clipping the signal), we can turn up the volume on our players when we listen if its not loud enough.
A longer answer is use compression (which is a big subject and you can look up on other threads).
 

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so do i just turn d main volume down when i bounce my track to wav?...or do i take each individual sound n bring it down...argghh i need my monitors!!!!
 

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imak said:
by the looks of the levels that are coming in (in winamp each freq band is almost flat out! no movement / headroom in there), your tracks have been a tad over squished, perhaps you should back off the limiting or whatever mastering dynamics u have used as this maybe causing the distortion.

@ psyfi - is this the type of distortion u get too al?
Yeah this could be it but it could also be a combination of that and how the web site deals with the file compression for streaming. Not sure.

As for the over all levels of the track if there are any tracks that are clipping by them selfs then I would turn those down indervidualy and bring the others down aswell to mantian the mix but if the track by them selves are fine then it should be fine to bring just the mian volume down I guess but I useualy take all the tracks down indavidualy and leave the main volume control where it is.
 

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If you're using any relatively modern sequencer that has a 32-bit sound engine, you can clip the individual channels AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE without distortion - as long as the main output channel doesn't clip.
 

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Colin OOOD said:
If you're using any relatively modern sequencer that has a 32-bit sound engine, you can clip the individual channels AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE without distortion - as long as the main output channel doesn't clip.
Coolio Colin I've learnt something new today.:Smile3:
 
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:offtopic: yo Psyfi > whats that thing in yo's and monkey do's sig?
 

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hmmm yeah it works now...i just turned down d volume to 60% instead of d usual 100% n now its fine no clipping or distortion!
another thing i used to do was take off everything below 20hz with an eq in soundforge n normalise d track to -2db this somehow made d lower end seem a lil better...should i b doing this or just leave it to d mastering engineer....i need to send a demo cd n i'm thinking if i should just send d tracks as i export them or process them a lil?
 
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