Hi all, I’ve had this issue since I bought cubase 6.5. I get a good mix going, making sure the decibel output gets as close to 0 db as possible at its loudest points with no clips. When I export, the audio file, wav. or mp3 or otherwise, is noticeably quieter than both my session mix and most other modern professional recordings, which we all know are pretty dang loud.
Before you ask, here is troubleshoot information:
I’m using a USB powered Roland Duo-capture EX audio interface. The main output knob is approx 7/10.
The system volume, which isn’t applied in cubase, is approx. where it would be at the default -.07 db on a fader. About 3/4ths to the top.
The master fader in cubase is also at -.07 db.
I have tried running my output through control room activated and not activated. While activated, the mix is sort of muffled, unless I make a “phones” mix, at which point it sounds the same as if control room were deactivated.
My audio mixdown is at the highest quality possible, and is NOT set to a mono mixdown.
Any ideas? Or is it normal that your mix in cubase should be like WAY louder than you expect it to be when it’s exported?
Please help! I’m having a hell of a time getting my final mixes loud enough without muddying them up.