Hi guys! I’ve been recently struggling with mastering sound fx that appear to sound very distorted on all phone speakers. I’ve reduced all the noise, but apparentely the problem is somewhere else. This problem I’m facing regards all low sounds. But I’ve cheked other games and it seems that low sounds there are not so bad. What am I missing? maybe you have any ideas? I’m kinda losing my mind already, and can’t find any useful information on this. Thanks!
Just out of curiosity…where do you set your limiter output?
Yeah, it could simply be one frequency that drives your phone’s speaker nuts. Have you tried analysing your track using an EQ analyser to see if there are any frequencies that pop out? You could always try making a really narrow Q, then turn up the dB on the EQ, and scroll through the frequencies to see if you can recognise the frequency that makes your phone’s speaker distortEDIT: In case that didn’t make any sense whatsoever, then here’s a screenshot of what I meant https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3973285/Screenshots/Sk%C3%A6rmbillede%202014-01-21%20kl.%2018.22.50.png
Yeah, and once you turn down that frequency you might have to widen the Q just a bit, so your track doesn’t end up sounding completely amputated
Hi guys! Great advice!
Can I add, that it may be useful to go back to the mix to cut out the nasty frequencies in any individual instruments/tracks that may be “popping out” before attacking the whole master with your eq! If you can get your overall frequency curve looking healthy before the mastering stage, it will help