I’ve got a two-track song (both audio tracks) that I recorded in Cubase 5 Studio in a 64-bit Windows 7 environment. I did the mixdown and exported the song as a WAV file (sample rate set for 44.1 kHz and a bit depth of 16), and then burned a CD using Cakewalk Pyro.
The problem is that the overall volume of the song when I listen to it on the CD is really, really low – when I play the CD in a stereo, I have to turn the volume up about twice as high as I normally do in order to hear the song.
The first time that this happened, I went back in and increased the volume of each of the two tracks as well as the volume of the output bus – for the output bus, I’ve now got the slider all the way up. The peak level on the output bus measures -3.4.
Is there some other way to adjust the volume of the file so that the volume is at a more normal level?