Hi To all Cubasers
I am getting into mixing as a beginner and have a question
I got my mix to a great level and quality over 29 tracks using izotope plugins.
I have mixed the song and got it down to one track.
Now i want to have a go mastering it.
After i mixdown at about 17 Lufs the result is much lower at about 30 Lufs.
I would have thought that after mixing down your tracks it would be the same volume ready for mastering
I do use a fresh cubase 10 instance. Should i put that wave track back in the same project and mute the others
I do use Sonarworks and disengage that when mixing down.
I just need a little guidance here as i am confused why the volume change after mixdown.
It means that my Focusrite has to be turned up to get a decent volume and my reference track then blasts me to kingdom come
I have to rebalance all the volumes again.
I am not looking for loudness at this stage as i can use a limiter at the mastering stage.
I think that is right, but. I must be doing something wrong.
Any help appreciated
All the best