Hi there. My question is about the volume level on final mixes. I’m at the point where I want to compare my mixes to reference tracks To see if I my mixes are any good, up to snuff, radio ready, well equalized, and so forth. When I do comparisons Between my mixes and professional mixes, say like a track on Pandora, I notice that mine are much softer. (I’m using a Drawmer Monitor controller Going to a set of Yamaha monitors.)I’m not surprised that my tracks are Softer, After all mine are not professionally mastered, but I do wonder how can I make sure that my tracks are as loud as they can be? I mean something like normalization.
To put it another way, To compare mixes I need to know that objectively speaking they are at the same volume level. I guess I could just use the sound pressure level meter on my iPhone. Move the master fader on the motif up and Move the volume on my computer down until they are equal.I’m pretty sure I would end up with the master Fader Way up high, and the computer way down low. Why should that be? Are the levels on my individual tracks not loud Enough?
My end goal is to produce tracks that can be submitted competitively for music licensing, So when I convert them to wav or MP3 files on my computer, I would like them to be as good, and yes, loud, as they can be, Without extreme limiting and so forth.
Sorry for the rambling question. I hope you get the idea. Thanks!