Perhaps a noob question, but yesterday I was wondering about this:
Even I look for getting the most volume out of my tracks they do sound less than half as loud as professional tunes.
I tuned everything so that the 0db in Renoise aren’t exceeded, put the ‘Maximizer’ and alternatively some other brick-limiters to the master-channel.
With one (Tone Boosters TB_Barricade) I had a setting with +20dB and even so my tune compared to others is just not as loud.
When I render songs without a limiter and every track adjusted so that the 0dB aren’t exceeded and play it in foobar then the loudest impulses just go up to -20dB in the spektrometer view.
Why? Could someone explain this, please?
Of course I searched on the web for sites about mastering a.s.o., but couldn’t find something explainig the matter comprehensible for me.
If I listen to tracks of ‘Kryptic Minds’, ‘Versa’ for example they aren’t only louder, they just sound as if they’ve got more ‘room’ and so the loudness is not only to get more pressure - it changes the quality of the sound imho to the better side.
Ok, just found this and reading now…
For those who like to listen to (just a 4 pattern sketch):
Mastered (using TB_Barricade)