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  • tommy
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    Joined: Jul 10th, 2008
    increasing master volume when it's at full!
    how do i increase the master volume after I've mixed down a song and the tracks and master fader are as high as they can go...how do i get it louder!
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: increasing master volume when it's at full!
    Hi Tommy, I'm not a Pro Tools user but do you have any limiter or gain plug-ins that you can use to increase the level? If not, what about mixing it down, exporting it and then importing the mix down into a new session and increasing the level of the fader again. Cheers Rounik
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  • tommy
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    Joined: Jul 10th, 2008
    Re: increasing master volume when it's at full!
    thanks for that. think you may be onto something with gain plug-in.i'll look into it...
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: increasing master volume when it's at full!
    No problem! Wish I had a copy of Pro Tools so I could help you out better. Do also look for a limiter style plug-in. That will give you "gain" controls and a "limiting" feature (the level can't go above xxdB). This can help make your audio mix dynamically louder. Cheers Rounik
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  • Miss Michelle
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Mar 13th, 2007
    Re: increasing master volume when it's at full!
    Oh, this was really helpful. I am so glad I check the forum first. Thanks so much.
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  • noiseman
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Feb 27th, 2010
    Re: increasing master volume when ...
    At the risk of sounding flippant, next time you record, make sure your levels are hot enough (and avoid clipping, of course!) If your gain staging is set properly, you shouldn't have the problem of having to crank your mixes.
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  • TimDrums7
    Posts: 6
    Joined: Oct 22nd, 2008
    Re: increasing master volume when it's at full!
    http://www.masseyplugins.com/plugins/l2007 That has a fantastic mastering limiter for absolutely free. In my opinion it is the best limiter plug-in that there is. Also, use the phase scope plug-in on your master channel and see where your RMS values are (set drop down to RMS) - typical cd mixes range from -14 to -8 while radio mixes can get up to -6. I don't suggest that extreme, I never go past -10. Too much compression will kill your mix. Using the phase scope takes second guessing out of if your mixes/masters will be loud enough when listening on things other than your studio set-up.
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