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Old Mar 14, 2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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GarageBand - Low Volume on Export

Every time I export a song out of GarageBand, the volume for the MP3 track is too low. I have to blast my volume in order to hear it. In the old GarageBand, the volume would usually be too loud on the MP3 track, but now it is the opposite.

I have tried adjusting the Master Volume and the Track Volume in GB and have still had no luck. The volume problem happens when I export a track containing only Apple Loops. If the track contains music played by my keyboard, then the volume is fine.
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Old Mar 15, 2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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Same Problem Here

I've been concerned that I bought a faulty condenser mic (audio-technica 2020) and perhaps I'm just getting bad input. But like you, I get great quality pre-export, then when i export, the volume drops dramatically. Sorry I'm not adding anything helpful, I just wanted to be in the loop so If anyone did offer a solution, I'd get a notification

Love not diggin' garageband at the moment

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Old Mar 19, 2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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Either of you tried toggling the Auto Normalize feature in the Garageband's Advanced preferences?
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 12:15 PM   #5
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JediMeister is right...

But if I remember correctly the option is not there on versions before Garageband 4.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 01:30 PM   #6
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Just went into Preferences and changed that stuff. Then I exported a song, but still had low volume.

My old songs (like a year ago) were always booming with sound after export. What gives?
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 01:32 PM   #7
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Just went into Preferences and changed that stuff. Then I exported a song, but still had low volume.

My old songs (like a year ago) were always booming with sound after export. What gives?
What version of Garageband are you using? I only have this issue for Garageband '09, and i fixed it.
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What version of Garageband are you using? I only have this issue for Garageband '09, and i fixed it.
I'm using '09. It was part of iLife '09. You fixed it? How?
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JediMeister is right...

But if I remember correctly the option is not there on versions before Garageband 4.
This is the solution, just opt out "Export project at full loudness...". Paradox, but if you tick it, it will export in half-loudness.
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This is the solution, just opt out "Export project at full loudness...". Paradox, but if you tick it, it will export in half-loudness.
Ahhhhhhh! Thank you sooooo much. Its been months without any answers! Thanks bro!!!
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This solution helped me greatly as well, thank you very much.
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Old Jun 6, 2012, 10:13 PM   #12
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Hey I know I'm 2 years late, but I'm having this problem too. Just to clarify, to get full volume you leave the "export at full volume" box UNticked?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:47 PM   #13
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This is the solution, just opt out "Export project at full loudness...". Paradox, but if you tick it, it will export in half-loudness.
That is INSANE, but you are right!!! It works quite the opposite way than it should!! I had this annoying problem even in GarageBand '11, but you Sir saved my life!

You have to UNTICK the box!

Thank you guys!
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Mac Vol too low, turning off normalization doesn't work

I've been having the typical low volume issue, except, unticking normalization does nothing to remedy the issue.

I have tried everything from:
-turning software instruments to "real instruments" under preferences
-maxing out the master track vol, while unchecking normalization
-lowering the master track vol whie checking normalization

I am using some bass software instruments and unless I select the lowest quality option, "good", during export I get awful clipping.

Any help would be much appreciated. Trying to amplify the quiet track in audacity results in a horrible clipping mess.

any help would be VERY appreciated!!!
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