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LOW Volume when bouncing all tracks to disk (wav file)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: LOW Volume when bouncing all tracks to disk (wav file) Reply with quote

Can someone please tell this relatively new owner of a Kronos88 why itís seemingly impossible to get any volume at all when bouncing all tracks to disk for the purpose of creating a wav file? The created wav file is barely audible in my car or computer. Also, Iíve mastered the song and have the levels just below peaking; itís loud in headphones and through my monitors. Is there a fix? I just purchased my Kronos88 in August 2018 from Sweetwater with upgraded OS. Help please!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed on the combi presets that there are a lot of compressors used, to keep volumes in a certain range. What you need to do is keep the volumes more consistent.

From what I've noticed, the loudest sound is going to affect the "top volume" of your wave file. When you look at the waveform of your wave file (either in the sample editor on or your computer), check for the volume spikes and see what sounds are spiking.

Also, check the Total FX (TF1 and TF2) on factory combis. There is usually a Stereo Mastering Limiter and other such effects. You can even copy the TFX (and other effects) from factory combis to yours.


I've had "quiet" wave files, which I've brought into Adobe Audition, so I could boost them. But, when I boosted, the loudest parts of the wave clipped. There was always a part of the wave file which had a loud spike, so I boosted the more quiet sections. Better level compression, before recording is the effective solution, and that is what I want to focus more on.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: LOW Volume when bouncing all tracks to disk (wav file) Reply with quote

MatthewKeys1023 wrote:
Can someone please tell this relatively new owner of a Kronos88 why itís seemingly impossible to get any volume at all when bouncing all tracks to disk for the purpose of creating a wav file? The created wav file is barely audible in my car or computer. Also, Iíve mastered the song and have the levels just below peaking; itís loud in headphones and through my monitors. Is there a fix? I just purchased my Kronos88 in August 2018 from Sweetwater with upgraded OS. Help please!!


Would be very surprised if there is any problem with your K

In SEQ mode, go to the tab " audio in sampling"

there is a recording level slider- the default is -0-

You should monitor the level and " + number " during your recording

If your song is not getting above -0-, move up the slider.

With my songs, I have the opposite problem- my songs with multiple tracks are
' hot ' . I have to dial down slider to avoid clipping.

I check the WAV file/Song on my Mac and car stereo and get punchy loud volume.

FYI- I don't bounce to DISK. I create a Directory in DISK to record my takes.
Either approach should work
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Thank you GregC Reply with quote

GregC: just a quick note to say thanks for your thoughts and suggestions. Iíve been sequencing on keyboard workstations for +27 years and have never run into this problem. Iíve also never worked on a sequencer thatís quite so complicated & I mean that in a good way; the Kronos is amazing and loaded with useful features. Time, patience and overcoming a stiff learning curve will pay off eventually! This is my first Korg; I owned every Motif ever made and knew them inside and out. Anyhow, your suggestion (main recording slider) worked. I just assumed it would be good since my track was mixed so hot. Thanks and hope you have a great day! Matt
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Thank you GregC Reply with quote

MatthewKeys1023 wrote:
GregC: just a quick note to say thanks for your thoughts and suggestions. Iíve been sequencing on keyboard workstations for +27 years and have never run into this problem. Iíve also never worked on a sequencer thatís quite so complicated & I mean that in a good way; the Kronos is amazing and loaded with useful features. Time, patience and overcoming a stiff learning curve will pay off eventually! This is my first Korg; I owned every Motif ever made and knew them inside and out. Anyhow, your suggestion (main recording slider) worked. I just assumed it would be good since my track was mixed so hot. Thanks and hope you have a great day! Matt


Hey Matt, glad to help. Cool story on your history Yamaha boards and here you are with a new Kronos, knocking out songs on the SEQ. Its not that easy to get a perfect result, right away.

I am still discovering different approaches on recording on the SEQ. Yesterday, I routed my FA-07 into the SEQ and recorded it as a midi track along with several
Kronos programs on other midi tracks.
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