Alright, so I have Garageband and Soundbooth. I am composing sounds for a video game in Garageband and have an explosion in the project. I have the volume so that when I play it in Garageband it plays perfectly. Now when I export it, it becomes too quiet, so I went and unchecked the "export at full loudness" option. So it exports at the correct volume, but the peaks become crap (even when exporting uncompressed).
How can I export the sound at full volume but without the cutoff?
My thoughts are that somehow when Garageband is playing the sound, it's actually somehow playing it above volume levels allowed to be recorded into an audio file (this might be something to do with the audio driver). If that's the case then I need some way to edit the quieter sound in Soundbooth to sound with the same volume and crispness as when it's played in Garageband.