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Old 21st July 2019
Gear Head

what am I doing wrong, why are my songs quiet on some devices?

here is my set up,

mpc2000 w goldbaby tape 808 samples

into 3630, very light compression

into sherman filterbank

out to daw/2i4...

what is going on? i have recorded the same thing at -3db and -6 db, both sound good at home and like trash on my laptop or any of the more "consumer" devices.

why is it still not loud enough? sherman filterbank seems to amplify the sound but eventually turns to distortion.

even if i skip the compressor, thrash the filterbank's gain (distorted 808 sound) it is still not loud enough....

the mix sounds great on my monitors and headphones, do i need to increase compression?

should i just record with peaks around 0db because i am already running my drums thru comp and filter?

i'm just trying to compete with normal loudness levels here..

perhaps just buy a limter and run everything thru that, then out to daw?