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    Default Mixes too quiet after export

    Hey people,

    always when I record my mix inside of Serato, I move the .aif file to Adobe Audition and check the levels - here it seems to be ok, around -3 to -1db. However when I then export to mp3 and upload to Mixcloud for example, it's way to quiet...

    https://www.mixcloud.com/Dj-majk/hdm...ng-party-2017/

    How would I fix this ? Just try to record at a higher level ? Wouldn't that make it distorted then ?

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    Please don't record it louder, that will only make things harder. Record it as normal, then try to add some gain later. Remember: You can always add little on the top later if needed, but you can never get rid of clipping and distortion.

    That all being said, your levels seemed fine when I skipped around the mix.

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    Probably at mixcloud's end. They reencode the mix for their player.
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    If you have just one tune with a higher gain than the rest, mixclouds re-encoding will use that as a baseline when normalizing the mix. Keep this in mind.
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    perfect, thanks guys!

    Lot of good info here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall View Post
    Hey people,

    always when I record my mix inside of Serato, I move the .aif file to Adobe Audition and check the levels - here it seems to be ok, around -3 to -1db. However when I then export to mp3 and upload to Mixcloud for example, it's way to quiet...

    https://www.mixcloud.com/Dj-majk/hdm...ng-party-2017/

    How would I fix this ? Just try to record at a higher level ? Wouldn't that make it distorted then ?


    listened on my laptop with a pair of Sony consumer over ears and the levels sound fine. Not too quiet at all..

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