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Old 09-02-2014, 12:44 AM   #1
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Ableton acting strange. Volume raising without Kick. Help!

I have been making a track with my brother and it's going well. We have everything pre arranged and were about to record the track when we realised that every time we take out the kick drum every other sound rises in volume. We don't have our lanes sidechained in any way to the kick drum. We have EQ'd to no end trying to fix this problem. We have even opened a new live set with just a kick drum and synth and still the same problem!

We tested the sound on headphones as well.

I have never experienced this in 5 years of making electronic music.

Help please!

Edit: Any other bass heavy sound is having no effect. It only happens when the kick is audible. We tested it with the kick playing and the lane turned off and still the problem persists.

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Old 09-02-2014, 02:36 AM   #2
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Re: Ableton acting strange. Volume raising without Kick. Help!

Any limiting or compressing on the master?
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Re: Ableton acting strange. Volume raising without Kick. Help!

Learn how to mix.

[slightly less 'vague asshole' answer: learn what headroom is. your kick is eating headroom.]
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:34 AM   #4
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Re: Ableton acting strange. Volume raising without Kick. Help!

Quote:
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Learn how to mix.

[slightly less 'vague asshole' answer: learn what headroom is. your kick is eating headroom.]
Yes.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:26 AM   #5
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Re: Ableton acting strange. Volume raising without Kick. Help!

Sounds like a gain staging issue, when not knowing all details. You stop eating when you are full.

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Old 10-02-2014, 01:16 PM   #6
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Re: Ableton acting strange. Volume raising without Kick. Help!

Thanks for the replies all especially ghyt I can mix by the way but i was expecting a reply like that. I found the problem. The soundcard in my brothers computer had a setting on it which attempts to equalize the volume going through the card. It's fixed now.
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Re: Ableton acting strange. Volume raising without Kick. Help!

looks like you fixed it, but....
I was going to say limiting built into the monitors. Most reference monitors have them... some you can disable (like the upper level KRK's) but the ones in the Rokit series sound like poop.

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