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Old 01-25-2007, 05:04 PM
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Default Problem with sound quality after bouncing to disk

hey everyone. i have a great mix in Pro tools right now..but when I bounce to disk and play back on the computer the volumes really low and not really able to be understood. and the sound is horrible..im wondering what the problem is. maybe i missed a step in transferring? if anyone could help me itd be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:40 AM
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Default Re: Problem with sound quality after bouncing to disk

Need to know more about the what you do before btd, what are you monitoring through etc. First off, are you creating a master fader in the mix window before you btd?
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:19 AM
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yeah i created a master fader. what are the correct settings to use when bouncing to disk? i mean as in the settings that come up on the menu for bouncing to disk? and moniters..right now we havent gotten all our good stuff yet so ive just got a pair of Rokit 5s. but what happens is when i bounce to disk and it saves to computer. ill go back and find the file on the computer to play it. and theres basically barely any volume and it sounds horrible. im guessing im missing some step? sorry by the way im new at this..but yeah if anyone has any ideas let me know please. thanks
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: Problem with sound quality after bouncing to disk

Master Fader like -6db max. (save room for mastering)
Bounce to Disk
Stereo Interleaved
Save as BWF WAV and bounce away!
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Problem with sound quality after bouncing to disk

alright thanks. so what program should i use and how should i go about mastering? anyone have any special ways that work best? again. im sorry im new at this..and still getting the hang of it
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: Problem with sound quality after bouncing to disk

You can import the stereo bounce right back into a new session within PT for mastering. I'd recommend reading any articles / books you can find about mastering, as this is a complex issue with MANY different tecniques / opinions on what is 'best'.
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:55 PM
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how would i import it? as a stereo file? like your saying? and is there much you can do for mastering with just the plugins that pt le 7.0 came with? thanks again everyone.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:01 PM
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Sure... Import back into PT as a stereo file. Again, this is ONE method. There are indeed many mastering programs out there which would do just fine...

You may look into a brickwall limiter (like the Massey L2007 - which is free). This will help get closer to commercial volume (typically, set the output to -0.1 or -0.2 db), for starters. Some people also like to manually eliminate any peaks, and add compression. Again, there are literally THOUSANDS of opinions on mastering...
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:03 PM
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Also note, if you do import back to PT, you may want to keep the bounced stereo file in 24-bit to avoid dithering before mastering. Import back into PT as a 24-bit file, then dither at the mastering stage...
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:05 PM
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alright so how do i import the stereo file though? or do i just open up the same session and master that? but thanks for the idea of the massey L2007 im downloading it as i type this.
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