Sound Forge MP3 Peaking Problem

Zen Cat

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This problem seems to have developed recently and I can't figure out what to do:

  1. I render my track from Cubase SX 3
  2. I use Wavelab for the mastering process
  3. I render the file from Wavelabs as Wav
  4. I open the wav in Sound Forge 6, normalise to -0.1 db and then save it as an mp3 at 256
  5. When I open the mp3 in Sound Forge, it is peaking (The sound hasn't changed, but the peak meter lights up)
It wasn't peaking when it was in wav format before I saved it as mp3! Even if I then normalise the mp3 and save it again, it still peaks!

Any ideas? Why could this be happening? :isad:
 

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Not showing any clips in Wave Lab.

Only in Sound forge and only with MP3s (also the ones done in Wave Lab).

Problem solved at any rate. Still, I wonder why it happens?!

Cheers Purusha :iyes:
 

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its just down to the mp3 compression not being perfect. You get the occasion spikes that go a db or 2 over because your not giving yourself enough headroom. normalize at-2db or more if your gonna be transferring over to mp3
 
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