Are you trying to make your tracks loud? What does loudness even mean these days? With streaming services turning your tracks down when you upload them, is it even worth the effort trying to make your tracks loud?
How loud your track should be really depends on the situation and where your it’s going to be sent.
A DJ may ask you for a louder master to match other tracks that are going to be played. A record label may have completely different loudness requirements. Each online streaming platform has its own set of loudness guidelines and will usually normalize all tracks to a standard level.
Maybe you don’t even care about any of those things.
So if you’ve ever wondered why your tracks aren’t as loud as everybody else’s then watch the video below. Also, what does loudness even mean these days?