View Full Version : inexplicable volume spikes.

02-18-2007, 12:56 AM
This is a problem that's happened for me with the last two songs I've rendered using FLStudio 4 (please refrain from using the "get the new version" response):

When I render, I open up the file in cool edit, and there's one or two volume spikes in the wave that are unnecessarily loud, particularly in comparison with the rest of the file.

Listening, it doesn't SOUND any louder, and after going into FL and lowering volumes and EQs around the exact moment that the spike, and after rendering again, the spike remains. I can easily solve it by just lowering the volume of that particular spike alone, but as it's a recurring problem I'd like to see a solution.

One theory I have is that I'm using a rezfilter on certain instruments, which may be causing abnormal increases in bass EQ, but even lowering the bass (and lowering the volume on that effect) isn't doing diddly. So, If anyone has any ideas, please help me out.


02-18-2007, 01:23 AM
please refrain from using the "get the new version" response

I'm not going to. Freaking upgrade already. It'll make you happy in the pants. Especially upgrading from 4 [jesus christ]

That said, looking and listening to the waveform, you can tell what causes the volume spike. It could be pops in a sample or a glitch with one of the VSTi. Can you link us to the waveform so we can see what's going on?