Exported track very quiet

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Negative X
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Exported track very quiet

Post by Negative X » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:57 am

I'm having a bit of difficulty making my tracks louder, when I export my track it sounds a lot quieter than other tracks. If I make my sounds any louder within the program, the meter will turn red and the sounds get distorted when I export. I haven't messed with any EQs yet.

Here's an example of what I'm dealing with:
https://soundcloud.com/officialmakoren/wip-v2

Any help would be appreciated.

Tarekith
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Re: Exported track very quiet

Post by Tarekith » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:04 am

If you're comparing your song to commercial releases, most likely those have been mastered thus limited to give them more volume. Here's a quick guide to help you sort this out on your own:

http://innerportalstudio.com/articles/Mastering.pdf

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