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Old 11-12-2010, 05:06 PM   #77
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So tracking levels of -18 on average are ok...and my song sounds quite nice...but then everyone talks about how advantageous it is to leave yourself so much headroom...I think because you then have room to boost your song if you want to....to raise it's volume. But then when I try to give it a 3-6db boost to lift rms from say -18 to -12....the song starts to sound terrible and hot and ugly. So I must be doing something wrong...if I've left all that sweet sweet headroom...but when I start to put my foot in the door of that headroom it starts to sound ugly almost right away. The acoustic guitar stops sounding like a breathing acoustic guitar and starts sounding like some mechanical thing that breathes hot air and fire. I'm recording at 24bit

What would you all say is my problem?
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