tigersoul Posted July 1, 2012 Share Posted July 1, 2012 Hi folks! Some of you may not know it, but I assume most of you do. When you bounce to mp3 from logic and it's a mastered or otherwise relatively loud track with limiting, the resulting mp3 will CLIP. You have to back down the out ceiling of the final limiter to about -1db to stay clear of the ceiling in the resulting mp3 file. It's also good practice, to most, to leave 0.3db or so headroom for poor DA's and Intersample Overload, meaning a total of about -1.3db is needed. This is quite alot of you ask me. If I don't do any of this and just export at 0db it still sounds fine on my system despite the mp3 clipping but I've had reports from other users using lesser quality speakers and interfaces that they hear distortion. What is you practice here regarding this? Do you look in the final mp3 file for that -0.3db headroom, do you care at all about the mp3 clipping, what's your take on this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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