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Uploaded music volume

Post by byllsong » Sat May 18, 2019 11:23 am

Hi guys,
I just uploaded 3 three pieces to Taxi hosting.
How loud do the uploads need to be?
I don't want to overload things.
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Post by ttully » Sat May 18, 2019 12:48 pm

Hi Billy,

As loud as the references.
I just use Waves L2 with an out ceiling of about -.3 and crank the threshold until its as loud as the refs.
Actually I don't compare to anything anymore.... I just kind of know.
But the above advice will get you started.


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Post by byllsong » Sat May 18, 2019 7:12 pm

Thank you.
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Post by cosmicdolphin » Sun May 19, 2019 3:03 am

Loud

That's what they seem to prefer over track with a wide dynamic range, I've had several tracks signed where they asked me to make them louder which I felt compromised the audio fidelity but they got used so what do I know ! I just accept it now.

Ozone8 has helped me get stuff to a competitive loudness with less side effects

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Post by CTWF » Sun May 19, 2019 4:45 am

cosmicdolphin wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:03 am
Loud
I just make everything as loud as possible, since I think they can always easily make it quieter. Is that a reasonable approach, I mean to not care about the loudness of the references and go as loud as possible? Tom

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Post by byllsong » Sun May 19, 2019 8:07 am

Thanks again.
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Re: Uploaded music volume

Post by ttully » Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 am

Yes... I agree with cosmicdolphin,

I have 2 libraries that definitely boost the volume of tracks I have done... that are already very loud!

Also.. Yes..they can make it quieter for the TV show.... but they cannot take away the distortion or grating sound that a too loud track has.


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Post by CTWF » Sun May 19, 2019 11:25 am

ttully wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 am
Also.. Yes..they can make it quieter for the TV show.... but they cannot take away the distortion or grating sound that a too loud track has.
Yes.

I guess there is two different kinds of "loud":

1. I make sure the peak amplitude of whatever I have is, say, -0.01dB. That in itself only scales the waveform, but leaves it otherwise unchanged.
So, if I can submit a track with -0.01dB peak instead of -10dB, I will do so. Even if it is supposed to be a quiet Christmas song.

2. I do limiting, compression etc., and truly change the waveform doing that.

My approach is: I will always do 1, but 2 I only do as long as it sounds "good".

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