Annoying Frequency After Burning

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Member Since: Feb 21, 2003

the short of my problem: i use pro tools 6.1 and burn with Roxio Easy CD creator.. when i play my tracks back through my monitor they are fine, but then after i burn them to disc, and either play my tracks through the computer speaks or in my car, there is a sound that gets added on to the guitar parts that have flange, i can only describe the sound as an annoying frequency. could someone give me a suggestion on how to fix this please? thank you

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...bringing sexy back
Since: Jul 01, 2002

Jan 21, 2004 12:01 pm

what monitors and stuff are you using using, and are they giving an accurate representation of the sound? thatd be the first thing i'd check.

fill out your profile and we'll know what youre using gear-wise and be able to answer your question a little more fully...

Since: Sep 09, 2002

Jan 21, 2004 06:42 pm

post a clip somewhere to some webspace and i'll have a listen. could be digital clipping, or anything really. can't tell until i hear it.

when you say the guitars are flanged, do you mean the giutar's were already flanged, or the "frequency" sounds like a flanger?

also i know consumer grade burning software like roxio sometimes has filters that it runs the audio thru before burning. make sure those are turned off.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 21, 2004 08:28 pm

And another thought is you might be introducing artifacts when you mix down. Such as Jamie mentioned, digital clipping. If the tracks are to high on the mix down or export of the audio it can introduce artifacts that may come and go or might be present the entire time.

Does it have the same sound when you play it back from the burnt CD on your PC through your moniters as well?

Since: Jun 20, 2003

Jan 21, 2004 09:56 pm

Another possibility -- I cought myself doing this once with sonar before actually exporting the wav file : I had 2 versions of the mixdown tracks both enabled. One had some effects that introduced a fair amount of delay relative to the other track. Together they had a very distressing flanging sound. When I first heard it, my reaction was : what the $%^&*() did I do to mess up the mix this time. I don't know about protools, but maybe you're exporting more than 1 track when you generate wav file to burn to CD.

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