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burbb
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Joined: 08/26/2013 - 10:41
Caustic exports not sounding correct

So I finish a Caustic track exactly how I like it, go to export, and then when I transfer the file to my PC the sound levels are different (especially the bass which becomes super loud). In the app it sounds exactly how I want, and when I listen to the exported file on my phones media player it sounds identical to the app, but once the file lands on my PC the levels are nothing like what I intended or head before, like something was tweaked. Just as an experiment I turned down the bass track in the app extremely low then exported it to my PC, and the bass was still so loud it hurt my ears. How do I solve this problem, what is happening?

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It all depends on how you mix

It all depends on how you mix, if you are using a headphone with bad low ends to mix, that might be the problem, or even if you connecting your device to a mixer through the headphones jack, that could cost a bad mix with the low ends depending on what insert you connect your device, anyway everything depends on what you doing when you are mixing your track and how and what you are using when listen while you mixing your track!!

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From a troubleshooting

From a troubleshooting approach, if the track sounds right in Caustic, AND the exported audio file sounds right on your phone, then the problem may not be with the file but with how your PC player/audio is set up. Are you using headphones or speakers when listening on PC? Do you have Caustic installed on the PC? If so, you could try to mix there and see what results you get.

burbb
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I'm using Audio Technica Ath

I'm using Audio Technica Ath-M50s for monitoring. I think I may have solved the issue, my laptop had some odd defaults set in the Beats Audio configurations that I now set all values to zero for. Let me know if anyone has any other ideas.

Thanks guys

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Yes, it's best to have

Yes, it's best to have everything set as flat as possible so that you are truly hearing what you're mixing.

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Something else to consider is

Something else to consider is you don't have some special audio tuning stuff going on with your phone or PC. My last phone I had to turn off all the audio fx processing that made it sound "better"... Likewise my PC was full of Bang and Olfson sound drivers which basically compressed the crap out of the sound and they were an absolute bitch to uninstall.

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But like what the others have

But like what the others have said, different devices have different dynamics, if your track sounds the same on your pc as it does on your phone if you use the same headphones then you know there's no audio processing going on.

If this is the case it probably means your headphones have a very.flat frequency response, which theoretically is a good thing, however in reality most headphones favour bass so where something sounds good on your cans on everything else it will sound massively boomy.

I had the same issue with my sienheiser hd215s. When I was working in caustic with them I'd boost the bass on the master eq to get the impression of "normal" headphones... Since then I've got a pair of auduo technica headphones that have a more "normal" frequency response