Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nonoyabeezwax, MA
Hi guys, recently I finished mixing the first song I recorded with my band. Overall, I'm sure someone with more experience could definitely do a better job, but I'm happy with the mix! The rhythm guitar and bass parts are heavy, the vocals are always audible, the solos stand out, there's little to no peaking... and most importantly, on my headphone speakers, the overall volume seems even with most other MP3 files I own, including songs by bands like All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, etc.
Here's the problem though.. upon burning it to CD to show my friend, I popped it in the car CD player to give it a listen, and the overall volume was WAY too quiet, at least when compared to other CDs I own. After talking to my guitar teacher and doing some research, it seemed like a limiter may fix this problem.
Now here's where I need help: I really, really like the mix of the song and just want to finish and release it as soon as possible. I just want a simple, easy-to-use limiter that I can use to increase the overall volume without generating peaking. Second off, are their any techniques I can maybe use to increase overall volume without using a limiter? And finally, will using a limiter even fix the problem of an uneven volume level when burned to CD and when played from the computer?