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ms54321
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Exported audio is distorted - help

Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:21 pm

Hi, when I'm playing in Mainstage everything sounds fine - no distortion, sounds clean. When I record and listen to the recording there is distortion (mostly when there's multiple instruments playing at a time, swells, crescendos etc). I've tried WAV, CAF, AIFF - get the same result with each.
Can someone please advise.
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Atlas007
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Re: Exported audio is distorted - help

Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:20 am

One has to ensure maintaining output levels always well below 0dB...
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ms54321
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Re: Exported audio is distorted - help

Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:27 am

Atlas007 wrote:
One has to ensure maintaining output levels always well below 0dB...

Thanks, sorry I'm quite new to this stuff, so I see the Output1+2 level rising towards the top and hitting the top sometimes while I'm playing - but there's no actual distortion while I'm playing, only when I play back the recording. Is there a reason why it only distorts in the recording but not while I'm playing - why would that be different. And also if it is different then what can I do to avoid it - is there some kind of setting I can change, or put some kind of limiter on the output or something?
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Atlas007
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Re: Exported audio is distorted - help

Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:12 pm

Here is an article that could be of interest (even if it talks about mixing in Logic)...
LogicPro 10.6.3, MainStage3.5.3
MBPro 17", Core2Duo, 8G, OSX 10.12.6
MacPro, Xeon 6Cores, 64GB, OSX 10.15.7
ULN8, MOTU MIDI TP-AV, C4, MCU Pro, KorgNano, Novation SLMkII
AAS, NI, Celemony, Spectrasonics, Korg, Arturia, etc...
PC, iPadPro 5th gen 12.9”(Duet D., V-Control & LogicRemote), AtariST(Notator SL), Several vintage gear
 
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Re: Exported audio is distorted - help

Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:40 am

if it is different then what can I do to avoid it - is there some kind of setting I can change, or put some kind of limiter on the output or something?
 
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Atlas007
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Re: Exported audio is distorted - help

Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:07 pm

Annikumar wrote:
if it is different then what can I do to avoid it - is there some kind of setting I can change, or put some kind of limiter on the output or something?
Trivial, but have you tried the level fader?
LogicPro 10.6.3, MainStage3.5.3
MBPro 17", Core2Duo, 8G, OSX 10.12.6
MacPro, Xeon 6Cores, 64GB, OSX 10.15.7
ULN8, MOTU MIDI TP-AV, C4, MCU Pro, KorgNano, Novation SLMkII
AAS, NI, Celemony, Spectrasonics, Korg, Arturia, etc...
PC, iPadPro 5th gen 12.9”(Duet D., V-Control & LogicRemote), AtariST(Notator SL), Several vintage gear