Why are my GarageBand iOS songs so loud? (Auto normalization)

Why are my GarageBand iOS songs so loud? (Auto normalization)

Have you noticed that when you export or share a GarageBand iPad or GarageBand iPhone song as a WAV or M4A file, it suddenly becomes louder than when you mixed it in GarageBand iOS?

The reason for this is GarageBand’s “auto normalize” feature, which automatically turns the volume of your song up so that the peaks are at around 0dB. This is to help your song sound generally louder and be able to compete with the volume of other songs, however it is not ideal when mastering a song.

As this automatic normalization feature cannot be turned off in GarageBand iOS (the Mac version can), we need a way to work around this limitation and reduce the volume, which is what I will be covering in this video.

Check out the related videos below for more information, and for even more audio goodness, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com
= Related Videos =

Mastering songs on iPad/iPhone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRtrDB8aQC0&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57zhEo6aatWubUOzzd8DlvS
Share/Export GarageBand iOS songs – https://youtu.be/pr_ZemTL3h0
Change master volume using FX in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/0Wr3dTPy0RI
EQ an entire song using the FX track in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/8A3Drb8-X6o

Editing in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2G4UahGDIY&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56sNYGISy5Iddo7ZTI5b4w-

GarageBand iOS “Quick Jam” Tutorials – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56UTlzOg6CYtASLqyEeAaKi
Best GarageBand Tips – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa546oUv4t_moG95QVXrgUf5P
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