1885 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2009 10:11 PM by Foxboy71
Sorry to jump in but a question like this arose yesterday.
My friend using Logic Express 8
Mixed down and was done. Copied (or what ever) over to iTunes
here from made an audio-CD
Very flat and poor result.
Shoulde he have used "Bounce" too.
Please explain to an illiterat but very interested.
Yours Bengt W
1st: Did it sound good as long it was inside Logic? That's the first to know because if not, copying to a CD won't help at all
2nd: How exactly did he "copy" it "over" to iTunes? There are many ways. The best one of course is to use a high quality bounce with apple lossless or something like that, or a good bitrate (>158) AAC. One has to control the settings when bouncing the file, since low quality settings can destroy every good sound there might have been before.
However, to produce a good result with HIFI speakers, one has to know at least little bit about mastering a song, which includes trimming the sound with an EQ, using a multiband compressor to achieve a better overall loudness and so.
yeah man it sounds better when its in logic and just loses all its effects once its in itunes
the effects that i lose are:
to export, i right click on the track i want and "export as audio file." Once that's saved i go to itunes, add it to library and whip out a "create mp3 vesion" on its ***.
thanks mate ill try getting lossless and changeing my bitrate
Docks trash, you mustn't use "Export as Audio" - this is to archive your Project to use it in another DAW, but isn't used for getting it onto a CD or iTunes.
1. The magic thing you need to do is "BOUNCE". This is a small button in the OUT 1-2 Channelstrip. Or a button on the top right of the arranger window with a small arrow pointing upwards
Press it. A menu appears. First, enter a filename and decide where to save the file. For now, you can leave it at the folder where Logic wants to put it, but you could also save it to your desktop so you can find it more easy.
2. Now look at the left side of the bounce window. Select the file format. You have to click and select "mp3" if you want this. PCM is Wave of AIFF, which is losless, but big. m4a: AAC is the same as in iTunes. And with CDDA you can burn the whole thing directly onto a CD.
3. Select mp3 (the checkbox must be checked
4. IMPORTANT: Select the correct starting and ending points below. If you had selected a region, the start/end defaults to this region only, but you want the whole song. If you don't select a region, it default to the start of the project to the end marker.
5. Select mode: offline and check "normalize"
6. if you have mp3 selected, you can make adjustments to the quality on the right side. Select 160 stereo, mode joint stereo, and maybe set some ID3 tags as well. There's also an option which makes the song automatcally part of your iTunes library.
If everything is set and done: Click on "Bounce", and the show begins. Wait until everything is finished.