mastered tunes above 0db

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turok2step
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mastered tunes above 0db

Post by turok2step » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:25 pm

I've wondered this a long time: How is it that an already released tune (read: mastered) imported into Live can consistently have peaks above 0db if the fader is set to 0db. What am I not understanding about mastering/digital audio?

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Re: mastered tunes above 0db

Post by re.mark » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:41 pm

Warp enabled?

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Re: mastered tunes above 0db

Post by Tarekith » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:03 pm

Yeah, the time-stretching that the warping does can introduce artifacts that peak above the original mastered tune.
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Re: mastered tunes above 0db

Post by turok2step » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:13 pm

thanks, its definitely the warping.

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Re: mastered tunes above 0db

Post by mihai » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:56 pm

i've actually noticed that it happens with warp off as well.

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Re: mastered tunes above 0db

Post by pepezabala » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:58 pm

is it a mp3 file? Decoding mp3 can also result in weird peaks sometimes.

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