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RJ
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mix down madness...

Post by RJ » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:53 am

Does anyone have this problem???

I mix everything down just the way i want it. save it, resample it all on to one track, save that, render that one track to disk. then i play it in itunes to hear the final product- and it's almost always different. pans are way farther out than it is in in live, volumes are differnt. this had been driving me nuts, does anyone else get this????

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Post by ARDJ » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:56 am

no, could be in your compression software.... itunes compresses it for you? or are you playing it as wav?

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Post by Pitch Black » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:04 am

In iTunes preferences > playback, make sure all the options such as "Sound Enhancer" (BLLLEEEUUUGGGHHH!!) and "Sound Check" (GAAAKKKKK!!) are turned off. :)

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Post by barry tone » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:31 am

out of interest ... why do you resample everything on to one track before rendering to disk? seems that everything has to go through Live's summing engine twice that way.

as well as what Pitch Black suggested, don't Macs have some kind of speaker settings? like Headphones, Computer Speakers, Hifi etc ... these probably mess with stereo width.

bound to iTunes i reckon ... :wink:

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Post by Meef Chaloin » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:57 am

ditch itunes

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Post by Tarekith » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:02 pm

barry tone wrote:out of interest ... why do you resample everything on to one track before rendering to disk? seems that everything has to go through Live's summing engine twice that way.
Ditto, that makes no sense.

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Post by RJ » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:43 am

out of interest ... why do you resample everything on to one track before rendering to disk? seems that everything has to go through Live's summing engine twice that way.

I always thought it would be better to mix things down to one final track before rendering.. not really any other reason. I do play everything as a WAV first. If I'm going to put it onto an ipod or something else I make an mp3 for that

I did have itunes sound enhancer on, I can't believe it was messing the pan up that much. what do they do that for??? that may have solved it, thanks for the help.


what are some other approaches to mixing with Live that people have? Are their any good articles on the subject that anyone knows of?
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Post by Spiralgroove » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:45 am

RJ wrote:I always thought it would be better to mix things down to one final track before rendering..
thats what rendering is though... :D :wink:

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Post by RJ » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:40 am

very true :wink:

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Post by Cryptic UK » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:46 am

Meef Chaloin wrote:ditch itunes
No learn how to use it.
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Post by barry tone » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:00 pm

RJ wrote:
what are some other approaches to mixing with Live that people have? Are their any good articles on the subject that anyone knows of?
Compuet Music's recent special on Mixng has proved pretty useful to me. it's not all Live specific, but it doesn't really matter what you use.

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