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    GarageBand Mastering Headache

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    GarageBand Mastering Headache
    A while back I asked about mastering. I was directed to Audacity and to uncheck the "Auto Normalize" function. I thought it had worked, but now I feel like I'm back at square one. This song I'm working on (short clip at bottom) is just not loud enough despite my best efforts with Audacity.

    The only thing that's made a difference that I can hear is if I turn up the master volume within GB and export it as such. However, when I do get it loud enough for my tastes, it clips as a result. Could anyone mess with it and tell me how to pump it up? It would be greatly appreciated and let me finish this thing.

    Short clip: http://makeoutmusic.knoxware.org/gos...e/mp3/what.mp3

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    GarageBand Mastering Headache

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    After messing around with all kinds of compressors, I find adjusting iTunes' EQ to 6dB makes it sound somewhat pro next to the rest of my music library. However, this is only when in iTunes. Cog or Quicktime, for example, play it as quietly as before. I can export it as an .MP4 with these new EQ settings, but, again, Cog and Quicktime don't notice the EQ adjustment.

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    GarageBand Mastering Headache
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    have you tried to boost all of your tracks all the way up, let it "auto normalize"... see if it gives you any better results.
    MacBookPro 17"
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    GarageBand, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro are the Specialties...

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