I am not sure id this problem has been discussed earlier, but I couldn’t find it using search.
It’s about the level difference when exporting in mp3 format, when saving in mp3 or exporting to mp3 from audio editor or montage the resulting mp3 file level always exceeding the zero level.
Even if we export the same project twice, in wav and mp3, and I have inserted a hard limiter on the final stage fixed at -0.01 dB and I have the correct dithering, the resulting two files are not similar in level
the resulting wav file never exceeds the -0.01 dB, but the resulting mp3 file is hitting 0 dB and shows a lot of peak samples ( the number shows between () in the wavelab level peak meter)
Why’s that?? and what is the solution?