When I bounce my finished track, WHY is the volume so low compared to regular songs?

When Bouncing/Finalizing/Converting to wav. a finished track, the volume is LOW compared to all other tracks, lets say, my purchased iTunes songs for example.

Why is this?

 

Any solutions or knowledge regarding this?

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phazey 9 months ago | 0 comments

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  • Mark One
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    All of the above. The key to loud mixes is in the mastering. You should not use 'Normalise'. If you want your tracks to sound loud like this one I mastered myself in Ableton:

    Then hit me up for a free lesson :)

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    Mark

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • scottiedo
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    Part of the modern mastering process is making music as loud as possible... Taking away a lot of dynamics.

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • phazey
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    Thank you for the answer. What I did was this:

    1. Bounce track

    2. Load AGAIN into Live 9

    3. EQ it AGAIN

    4. turn OFF Normalize

     

    Result? --->>> Louder sound. 

    Other observations: It might be fine just to DEACTIVATE the NORMALIZE button when BOUNCING.

     

    Happy Music making and research!

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • scottiedo
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    It shouldn't be louder the second time unless you are gaining up eq bands or gaining up the tracks volume.
    Normalizing just takes the highest peak and makes that digital 0.
    Part of mastering includes limiting. It allow you to turn up the gain resulting in a "louder" mix by squashing (limiting) the peaks.

    9 months ago | 0 comments

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