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Mastering Essentials
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  • Dude_Sargent
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    Joined: Sep 4th, 2014
    Very low sound when exporting sound for listening.
    I'm fairly new to logic, and I'm having an issue with very low sound quality when I export anything. It sounds great as long as it's in my DAW, but once I export, even with the volume to the max anywhere I play the sound, its really low. I'm using Maschine to create a pattern, and exporting it into Maschine. I'm using a Mac mini with an M1 chip. But even when I used my MacBook Pro, I had the same issue. If anyone knows what the issue is, PLEASE HELP!!!!!
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  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Very low sound when exporting sound for listening.
    If you mean that the audio from Logic is lower in level than other commercial mixes, then here are a couple of things to consider.. - When you Bounce to Disk, there's a Normalize option in the Bounce dialog that might lower then level automatically to avoid digital overloads -- you could check to see if this is on and turn it off. But if that feature was causing your mixes to export at lower level, then turning it off might allow the exported audio to clip (distort), which would be bad -- you wouldn't hear that clipping in Logic (due to its temporary 32bit resolution) but it could be audible in the Bounce. - Commercial mixes are Mastered, and one of the things often done in Mastering is to increase the level by employing a brickwall limiter -- aka loudness maximizer -- to make the overall level higher (without overloading) than would otherwise be possible. In Logic that could be done by increasing the gain with the Adaptive Limiter plug-in inserted as the last plug-in in the master Stereo Output channel. However, doing that can also compromise the quality of the mix if you make the audio too loud -- I've attached a link to a Logic Mastering course that discusses that (videos 10-13)..
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  • Dude_Sargent
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    Joined: Sep 4th, 2014
    issues with low level sound
    Thank you!!! I really appreciate the help! I don't see the attached link though. I'll look for it to come through. Thank you again!
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  • Dude_Sargent
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Sep 4th, 2014
    Re: Very low sound when exporting sound for listening.
    PROBLEM SOLVED! I can't thank you enough! This was a thorn in my side! I'm taking tutorials and trying to learn logic the best I can! I love it, I just need to learn it!
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