[ardour-dev] Solved, Re: Exported mix sounds totally different - busses too loud!

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Sun Apr 30 21:21:54 PDT 2006

False alarm. Operator error.

(It turns out that I had selected those busses for export
quite some time ago, when I was trying to work through some
playback problems.  And of course I forgot about it and they were never
deselected.  So they got mixed in on top of the main bus, thus the
apparent gain boost.  Oops.)

On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 01:56:25PM -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> I'm running from the 0.99.3 tarball.
> So I've got a stereo mix I like, I export the session to a WAV file with
> the default settings, and...  playing back the wav file sounds
> radically different.  Specifically, anything that went through a submix
> bus is MUCH louder than anything that went straight into the main bus.
> e.g. if I have a lead vocal going to the main bus.
> And a bunch of backing vocals feeding a separate bus which then
> feeds the main bus.  Sounds great when played back through Ardour.
> Export it to a WAV file, play back the WAV and the difference
> is not subtle; the backing vocals are I'd guess 6 dB louder than
> expected.
> Doesn't matter whether I do export session or export range.
> Anybody else experiencing this?  I didn't turn up anything
> in a search of mantis.
> I'll try to reproduce with a minimal test session later tonight.


Paul Winkler

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