How can I adjust the volume in a mix?
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    Default How can I adjust the volume in a mix?

    Hey guys, I jusit made a mix, but I can hear that some of the songs are a bit too high, so I would like to make them sound equal to the rest of the mix. How can I do that, without redoing the whole mixtape again?

    I've heard something about ableton live 8, but I can't find any video of it on youtube. I'm a beginner.

    Best Regards, Jack H.

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    what you are looking for is to normalize your track...i believe audacity can do this and it is free
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    Thank you, I think I can hear some difference in the mixtape. I was wondering if I can at a specific point raise the volume, since at one point I screwed up and lowered the volume for about 0,2 seconds. Is there any way to fix that easily or is it just easier to redo the whole mix?

    Thanks for answering.

    Best regards, Jack H.

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    As Gapout said you can use Audacity to fix the volume issue whether it is 2 secs or a whole song. You can highlight and fix whatever you need. Its free. Depending on what program you used to record the mix you might be able to fix it in that also. I am using LMMS to do some recording right now and it allows me to fix volume issues as I go along.
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    gain knob. thats what its there for.
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    ^^^this, also adjusting ur mids, highs accordingly will help blend ur transition smoothly

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    Unless the gain difference is really small, it would be better to record it again. Might sound like extra work but it will help you practice.

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    While I agree that you "maybe" should do the mix again, I know how difficult it can be to get one sounding just the way you like, especially starting off (when you want to spread it around and get some feedback).

    Anyhoo, the above mentioned tool - Audacity - will do the trick for you, a little bit of compression never hurts a mix either IMHO and gets it sounding chunky and evenly mixed

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    Okey, I actully think I Will record the mixtape over again, but I've heard something about ableton that makes your mix sound "better" , I believe it has a word,but I don't know.

    Thanks for the answers

    Best regards Jack H

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    Compression you say, that might be what I'm thinking of. What does it do anyway?

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