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Q. When I export my GB projects, the volume is too low, how can I fix that?
[Related Entries : AudioEditors , Mastering ]

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A. Open GarageBand's preferences and deselect "Export projects at full loudness" under the Advanced tab. Then work on Mastering the project.

Contrary to what Normaliziing is supposed to do (Raise the volume to just below clipping), it can also work against you. If there is some, even millisecond, spike in volume, Normalize can in fact bring DOWN the volume of your final project. In this case the PeakLimiter can help resolve issues such as this so that Normalize can function as intended. Just remember that Mastering is really the key to getting a commercial quality audio file.
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GarageBand from Apple Computer uses audio loops and MIDI loops in Apple Loops format. It can work with Audio Units plug-ins. Apple Macintosh Compatible FireWire and USB interfaces can be used to connect Audio and MIDI instruments to your Mac, and be recorded into GarageBand.

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