Anyone know of a good audio normalizer?

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  1. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    I have been using a fairly decent program called MP3Gain to normalize my music collection but I still have to (too frequently) manually adjust the volume of audio tracks. Its better than it was but...... Does anyone know of a good quality program to do this sort of job? I have searched the net but the best i have been able to come up with is MP3Gain. I don't want to have to manually level tracks considering there are a lot of them (some 95 gigs and counting) so a program that I can just load the collection into and set to running is what I am after.
     
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    I assume all the music files are MP3, correct ? If so then you must be doing something wrong because MP3Gain is as good as it gets.

    What settings are you using ?
     
  3. bgoodman4

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    Normal volume 94 db
    Don't clip when doing Track Gain

    I don't see much in the user defined category. I remember reading the help files and I believe I have opted for the best settings where I possibly can. That being said ,,,,as I said above its not bad but I still have to play with the volume from time to time which is a bit of a pain. The files (all MP3 192 bit) have been loaded into an IPOD and are played through that either into powered Bose speakers or through a direct line into the car stereo (or headphones of course). Its been so long since I loaded the IPOD (over 18,000 tracks) that I don't recall if the files were converted to Apples format or not (probably were ---mind you I am using a Media Monkey generated play-list so possibly not) but if they were of course it was done after running them through MP3Gain. If you know of a better set of user defined settings I would appreciate any suggestions you may have.
     
  4. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    bgoodman4, FastGame is correct, MP3Gain is the defacto normalizer. Since you use it, you're probably very familiar with it, yet here's a How to Normalize MP3 Files tutorial as a refresher just in case you have overlooked a configuration setting.
     
  5. bgoodman4

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    Thanks, I guess it has more to do with my hearing rather than the files. Too much loud music in my youth I guess (not kidding). This should be the worts I have to deal with in my life (one can only hope).:cool:
     
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    bgoodman4, I use the default settings in MP3Gain, I use Track gain on all my files in one go. You could use the Undo function and try again (95gig might take awhile :D)

    Don't use (IMO) the Advance> Maximizing or you'll end up in trouble....

    I don't convert MP3's to any other Lossy format such as AAC, WMA, OGG, doing so will degrade quality even further....plus I doubt the MP3Gain tag will have any effect on converted AAC, WMA, OGG ;)

    For the record its been years since I've used MP3Gain in Windows, worked fine when I did. I use MP3Gain in Linux, here's the Linux Guide for MP3Gain
     
  7. bgoodman4

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    Thanks, perhaps this is why I am getting the volume variation. I will have to check what format the files are in on the IPOD.
     
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