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Mastering in logic x pro
Old 18th May 2015
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Mastering in logic x pro

Hello to all fellows! I am using Logic pro x and in the final weeks I work on a 10 songs project. I finished the mix, and imported the audio files for mastering. After the mastering process (using logic plugins) I had a very satisfying result (comparing it to a mastering from a well known studio). I was ready to fly and started bouncing the song to extract it to the final audio file. And then a major disappointment...the result i heard had nothing to do with the result I was listening BEFORE the Bounce. After finishing mastering, I was more than satisfied with the result but the extracted file was very disappointing. So I want to ask , why is that difference between the result I listen before and after the extract audio file.
Old 18th May 2015
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What format are you using? If lossless bounces sound different then you're changing your listening environment or are normalizing or something. Are you maybe listening in a media player with eq or using windows sound enhancement or whatever?
Old 18th May 2015
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LPX running great here.

I believe LPX is one of the most resource-efficient DAWs out there. Sorry to hear your struggling with it.
Old 18th May 2015
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Hello to all fellows! I am using Logic pro x and in the final weeks I work on a 10 songs project. I finished the mix, and imported the audio files for mastering. After the mastering process (using logic plugins) I had a very satisfying result (comparing it to a mastering from a well known studio). I was ready to fly and started bouncing the song to extract it to the final audio file. And then a major disappointment...the result i heard had nothing to do with the result I was listening BEFORE the Bounce. After finishing mastering, I was more than satisfied with the result but the extracted file was very disappointing. So I want to ask , why is that difference between the result I listen before and after the extract audio file.
I have logic... tho 9... and if I put all my mastering stuff on the output of a multitrack session .what I hear and what I get are vastly different ... bounce your mix with no plugins on the master and then master your 2 track bounce ... I have no idea why it is like this but that has been my experience ... it took me a while because my DAW has enough power to do it all in one step... logic does not seem to like it like that
Old 19th May 2015
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Question about Logic Pro X. It's a bit off topic and I apologize for this. Here it goes... So I purchased Logic Pro X recently, I come from using PT since 8 all the way to 11. I open a session in LPX and don't see "stereo" option. All I see is lcrs then 5.1 and beyond. I guess it wouldn't matter what I choose since I won't be doing surround so I just send stuff left, right, center and that's it. It's just a bit confusing. So my question is, would it really make a difference which option I use since I'm only going to pan 3 ways?
Old 19th May 2015
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After finishing mastering, I was more than satisfied with the result but the extracted file was very disappointing. So I want to ask , why is that difference between the result I listen before and after the extract audio file.
Nothing.
It must be the same in WAV file and in mp3 320Kbps.

Please check out your export settings and your dithering settings.

Usually the WAV file is exported at 44.100/16 with dithering and the mp3 file at 320Kbps.
Old 19th May 2015
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Nothing.
It must be the same in WAV file and in mp3 320Kbps.
I'd say that more often then not there's a noticeable difference between WAV's and 320 MP3's in dynamic music on good monitoring gear, especially if it's a bad encoder.
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