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Old 01-29-2018, 08:56 AM
Rich Breen Rich Breen is offline
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Default Re: PT 12.5.2 Offline Bounce - Different Levels after Bounce ??

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Originally Posted by innenhofstudios View Post
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mp3 is about 3 dB lower than the wav ???...
How are you measuring these differences? Peak meters? LUFS Momentary? LUFS Long Term? Do they *sound* like roughly the same level? If they don't then there may be something wrong with your encode workflow, but an mp3 will not *measure* the same as a WAV file (in particular peak/short term measurements will be wildly different in unpredictable ways) - you are after all throwing out considerable amounts of data.


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Originally Posted by kava View Post
...full range pink noise clips after the reimport of the .mp3...
This is to be expected - one of the many reasons to leave headroom for an encode or decode pass. Lossy codecs (like mp3 / AAC) do not do well with full-level or heavily limited program.
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