Mix changes when Exported to iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Muzza, May 12, 2004.

  1. Muzza macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2004
    I have found that the mix changes when exporting to iTunes. Notably, the bass kick completely changes it's texture and becomes much louder. I've been trying to mix with this in mind and mix certain tracks lower than I'd otherwise.

    Is there a better way, or an alternate way of exporting the finished track?
  2. Matt-The-Cat macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2004
    Same Problem!!!

    I hate that!!!
    I use GB to mix to Itunes using a G4. The source is a Roland 1680
    digital recorder. I already produce the perfect mix while it's being
    recorded into GB, I don't need GB to RE-MIX my song, especially
    when it totally kills it!!

    I don't understand. :( :confused:
  3. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Well, you could try Audio Hijack or Wiretap (search versiontracker.com). These programs will record any audio currently playing on your Mac directly to an .aiff file. This may provide a more accurate audio capture from GarageBand.

    Let us know how it works.
  4. Muzza thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2004
    Hijack quality

    What is the quality of those programs like? Do the files have the same quality as in GB?

    I might try going to the GB audio source files. Maybe they will open in an editing program like Adacity, so you'd just have to save it as a wav or whatever you like.
  5. Muzza thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2004
    No, that didn't work

    Not surpirsingly, I wasn't able to open GB files in Audacity.

    Hopefully this problem will be fixed in an update.

    I'll check out Flowbee's suggestion in the mean time.
  6. Harald4 macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2004
    1. Be patient, not finding an instant solution does'nt mean there's something wrong with the software.
    2. Check your path: Exporting an GB doc to iTunes creates an .aiff file in your iTunes music folder(your username album)
    3. Open and process this file in audacity or audio hijack
    4. No results? Go back to 1
  7. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    To answer an earlier question: Audio Hijack rips perfect sound without any loss. Just select AIFF as the output format.


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