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Old 05-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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app to normalise sound on audio tracks?


Hi

I've got a few albums that I wan't to burn to CD, just one problem, each track is set at a different volume.

I've never had to alter the volume of a track (other than when in a media player etc), is there any app I can use that will make all the tracks volume the same?

Please advise

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Old 05-25-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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After trying out some fancy multi-function sound editors I found normalize is most convenient.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/normalize/
 
Old 05-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
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Brilliant, thanks a bunch Emerson

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Old 05-28-2008, 01:45 PM   #4
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Is there a good GUI for normalising audio tracks?

I'm not sure of what the average should be, therefore I was hoping to run a few of my "good" tracks through and see what their volume level is set to so it gives me an idea of what is "standard"

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This whole thing is subjective. Normalize uses loudness analysis by default - which should result in equally loud tracks. While this may be acceptable with most of music (which is compressed anyway, often quite heavily) it will lose the dynamics in classical pieces. A piece where the level never reaches forte will be "pumped up" and will sound too loud compared to real fortissimo, for instance. In this case you should run normalize on all tracks with -n option to see how much to amplify without distortion. And, if the dynamic range is too wide - for listening in noisy environments for example - you should consider compression.
Really not sure how a GUI would help here. There are fully-featured sound editors like Audacity, try it.
 
  


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