I know I’m using software that is outdated. but i’ve been working on this one song for a LONG time and it’s all in Cubase LE 1.0.
I’m finally done and I want to export the WAV (audio mixdown).
It sounds good when I play it in Cubase but something happens when I render the WAV file. There is distortion, like the volume is up too high. I am using the most logical settings:
file type: WAV
coding: PCM / Uncompressed
“import to” boxex unchecked
when I play the resulting file, I can hear the music but there is distortion.
how can i fix this?!!?!?!
ONE THING I noticed, when I hear the distortion, I am listening to the WAV file on VLC media player, and I just noticed the volume is set to over 100%. When I turn it below 100% there is much less distortion. But I played some other music over 100% and it is not distorted like mine is.
Is it as simple as I need to lower the master volume before I export?
(and by the way, why does the media player let you turn up the volume to over 100%?.. do other players do that too?)
please help!! how can I fix/improve my export to WAV? I want it to sound exactly like it does when I play it in Cubase.
gary in vermont