I have a finished CD as a montage that sounds fine when I listen or render, but produces a CD and DDP much louder, so it’s clipping like crazy! I can’t figure out why only the Write CD/DDP command is somehow adding all this gain. Assuming things aren’t bypass, etc., I should be listening at the end of chain and hearing exactly what’s on the disc, right?
Sonically, should rendering a montage producing the exact same result as burning a CD/DDP-- Assuming the master section is used in the render, rendering should produce a new file/montage with gain/FX as set for clip/tracks/master? A render produces a file at the expected level, but a CD/DDP produces a clipped- It’s probably something like +10 dB hotter than what I’m hearing, after writing a DDP or CD and loading it back.
Not a complex montage- A few edits, gain change, and some subtle EQ and reverb as track FX…