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Export Mixdown Volume in S1 Lower than Mixdown in DAW

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asked Aug 8, 2018 in Studio One 3 by guilschotte (170 points)
The solution provided in the previous response doesn't seem to answer my question.  

When I create a mixdown selection, the volume of the original session and mixdown seem equivalent.  However, when I export a mixdown, the volume of the resulting WAV file is considerably lower than the mixdown.  

I've tried increasing my Output to +10 dB before exporting the mixdown (which seemed to help), but this didn't result in a WAV file with the same volume level.  

It doesn't seem to matter what audio player I use - VLC, Groove and Windows Media Player all seem to have the same results: A WAV file that is about half the apparent volume of the S1 session (both the original track and the mixdown).

Any other ideas of what I can try to resolve this?

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answered Feb 12 by amycatarinozzi (140 points)
My mixdown plays at -12db inside the DAW once  it is exported it looses 10db and plays at -22db.

I usually normalize the audio when I master it.  

The S1 export mixdown lacks of some basic function like the Audio Normalization option, that is present in other DAWs like ABLETON.

When Audio normalization is ticked the exported mixdown in ABLETON has the same identical level of the multitrack mix inside the DAW.

Presonus should consider an improvement of the export session, especially adding the option of audio normalization.