G'day mixers and mixtresses and Kenny,

the easiest way to compare all these gazillion mixes is to copy all mixes to individual stereo tracks into your DAW.

Most DAWs don't natively support ACC, so you have to convert it back to the wav format, and so did I.

The problem: my mix peaks at -0.1 db. I encoded it with Nero's nice ACC encoder, and it sounded fine.

To compare it with other mixes I decoded it back to wav using the same software. After that it has audible clipping and peaks at +0.1 db!

So if you did this and a mix doesn't sound right check your meters.

I don't know if this applies to other ACC encoders as well, maybe someone else can test this and report back.

Mac

Listen to my lovely mix
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