[ardour-users] It is not loud enough

mArukqs marukas at hardcore.lt
Thu Oct 27 06:07:14 PDT 2005

I bough more RAM today (now I have 1Gig) and remixed japanese band "TM
Revolution" song. Now it is much more easier to do editing - 1Gb is many
many times better than 512MB.

I did not used Jamin this time, but used TAP Equalizer, Fast overdrive and
Fast Look Ahead limiter to get more loudness (thanks for good ideas :))

This song is Rurouni Kenshin intro humoristic remix (original music by TM


Waiting for your opinion (it took 1 day to make all the programming and

Thank you for good tips.


> On 26 October 2005 at 17:19, Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> wrote:
>> On 10/26/05, Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at doink.com> wrote:
>> > It sure would be easier to have the scale be logarithmic, at
>> > least to me.  The way it is only 1/2 of the scale is really
>> > usable.  Maybe having this be configurable, if only in the
>> > ardour.rc, might be good.  Thoughts?
>> That might be a nice option, but I wouldn't want it to be the
>> only option as it would break with decades of tradition of
>> soundfile editor displays.
> Yes, I've been annoyed with those traditions for decades. ;-)
> At work I live with a highly configurable graphics and analysis
> program (part of a proprietary circuit simulator) which is
> better in many ways than Mathcad, though not as sophisticated as
> Mathematica.  I guess I'm spoiled.
>> Now that you mention it, I've noticed that levels into my
>> Delta seem to be fairly low.  I haven't taken the time to
>> investigate, but I suspect it may be expecting a +4 line level
>> and I may be feeding it -10.
> Absolutely do check your input pad switch.  I did, and it made
> a great improvement.  Whether I can actually hear it is another
> story.  Drums have a pretty big dynamic range, which I'd like to
> capture.  Maybe I'll squash the living bits out of that dynamic
> range with a compressor, but I'd like to start with as much as
> I can get so as not to raise the noise floor too much with a
> compressor.
>> Doesn't seem to be a big problem for audio quality, though.
>> There's plenty of resolution in 24 bits.  I just right-click ->
>> normalize each region immediately after recording it.  Works
>> for my meager needs, and makes it easier to get the overall mix
>> in the right ballpark.
> I don't know the internals of the normalizer you're using, which
> I hadn't discovered yet.  Does it just multiply the whole region
> by whatever gain is necessary to bring the highest peak in the
> region up to 0dBFS?
>> If I was paying money to use my "studio", though, I'd want the
>> owner to know for sure what was going on there ;-)
> I like to know what's going on.  At times I have to remind myself
> to quit messing with the gear and play some music.  I'm still
> getting all set up.  The present setup is pretty good, but it
> needs a little more tinkering to get to the point that I can
> turn it on, click record, and then just play, play, play.  I'm
> learning a lot lurking on this list.  I guess I'm a bit noisy
> today.
> Cheers....
> --
> Kevin
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