I am trying to create a short song but everytime i plugin in my USB headset it is balancing sound so the guitars sound goes up and down in volume everytime the basdrum kicks in or snare,

I am using the Arachnid Cirurina headset with MAGIX Music Maker 2013 with MIDI.

How can i fix this problem ?

Arachnid Circurina (Warning it's in Swedish)

  • It sounds like you have an expander switchied on, or possibly a compressor. Do the guitars get quieter or louder when the bass drum strikes ? Nov 19, 2014 at 17:43
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    Sounds like a compressor. Are you familiar with those ? They 'squash' the signal toward an ideal volume, so if you have something low/middle signal playing (like a guitar), it brings it up in volume. Then, when something with lots of signal like a bass drum plays, that causes the compressor to reduce the volume to compensate, and the other stuff ducks with it. Check the effects on playback software for a compressor. normally they're desirable in that they smooth the sound out, but sounds like yours is a bit too savage Nov 19, 2014 at 17:48

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I think it caused by compressor. Try to find option for adding or remove effect in MAGIX Music Maker 2013. You should turn off the compressor.

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