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Which Replaygain mode do you use?, Track gain or Album gain?
Which Replaygain mode do you use for listening?
Which Replaygain mode do you use for listening?
Track gain [ 54 ] ** [17.76%]
Album gain [ 208 ] ** [68.42%]
I don't use Replaygain [ 42 ] ** [13.82%]
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post Jul 9 2005, 17:37
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There's a lot of Replaygain related discussion going on lately, so I was wondering, which mode do people use for listening?


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post Jul 9 2005, 17:46
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Sometimes I use trackgain, sometimes I use Albumgain.


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post Jul 9 2005, 21:45
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Both. It mainly depends on listening conditions. Outside, Track mode (through MP3Gain currently) is preferable. It breaks the composition coherence, but I could at least hear something from quiet tracks smile.gif
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post Jul 9 2005, 22:48
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I prefer album gain. It helps keep the 'mood flows' of the albums.


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post Jul 9 2005, 23:18
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I usally use 'Track gain' unless it's an album without any pauses smile.gif


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post Jul 10 2005, 02:42
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Album gain makes much more sense to me.


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post Jul 10 2005, 05:04
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I use album gain since I tend to listen to whole albums at a time.


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post Jul 10 2005, 08:58
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Album for album listening; track gain for randomness.
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post Jul 10 2005, 09:32
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Album gain as I always listen to albums, rather than mixes.

If I make an MP3 CD for the car I apply album gain to all albums so that they are all of the same relative volume, so I can still shuffle the whole disc if I want.


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post Jul 10 2005, 13:18
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I don't listen to full albums all the time, but I still use album gain. Some of my metal albulms (In Flames) have acoustics tracks that are too loud if I don't use album gain.


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post Jul 10 2005, 13:23
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This discussion gave me the idea of impleminting a fast track-album gain switch in foobar2000. Anyone think this is a good idea?
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post Jul 10 2005, 14:12
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Yes markanini, that's a very good idea.

I constantly switch between them depending on whether I'm listening to a whole album straight through, or playing a mix. I've often thought that a really useful foobar plugin would be one that detects whether the next track is from the same album and adjusts the RG playback setting accordingly.

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post Jul 13 2005, 04:18
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QUOTE (Raja @ Jul 10 2005, 04:58 AM)
Album for album listening; track gain for randomness.
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Very intelligent answer IMO.
I always used album gain. Last week I was listening to random tracks and noticed that one of them was too quiet (everything replaygained). Changed to track gain and voilá.
But most of the time I´d keep using album gain smile.gif.


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post Jul 13 2005, 09:03
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Album gain: I always use album gain for listening on the computer, hence the majority of the tracks I have are derived from albums. I absolutely can't stand gapless tracks that all of a sudden change in volume due to not using album gain, it literally drives me bananas. I also use album gain for tracks ripped from the same audio CD when making a backup audio CD.

Track gain: I use track gain only when making an audio CD from tracks ripped from different sources to make them have a similiar volume level so I don't have to fiddle with the speaker volume at all.


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post Aug 13 2007, 13:12
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I listen with my Squeezebox3 that has a smart-gain setting. When I listen to an Album, it uses album gain, if I mix tracks it uses track gain.

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post Aug 13 2007, 16:22
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QUOTE (Jojo @ Jul 9 2005, 18:18) *
I usally use 'Track gain' unless it's an album without any pauses smile.gif

Same here. I voted "Track Gain", but Pink Floyd's on Album Gain.
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post Aug 13 2007, 16:34
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I always use Album mode. Even on shuffle I prefer it. And in my 'singles' directory where theres every track from a different source every track gets it's own album gain, pardon smile.gif


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post Aug 13 2007, 19:39
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Album mode most of the time, because I normally listen to albums.

On the rare occasion I want to listen to tracks for an extended period, then I'll switch to Track mode.

If I'm creating mixes, then I use Track gain so I don't have to dork with the volume from song to song.
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post Aug 13 2007, 19:57
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I mostly use Track mode, since I usually randomize my playlist, but I will switch to album mode if I'm listening to an album in track order.
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post Aug 13 2007, 20:03
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IMO, if a track is quiet in the context of an album it should also be quiet in the context of a random playlist. For this reason I only use album mode.


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post Aug 13 2007, 20:51
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QUOTE (greynol @ Aug 13 2007, 20:03) *
IMO, if a track is quiet in the context of an album it should also be quiet in the context of a random playlist. For this reason I only use album mode.


I agree completely. It's also based on more data so is statistically more sound. I have found the odd "hidden track" that's 20 dB down, for which I've simply made a manual adjustment of the Album Gain on that track alone.


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post Aug 13 2007, 21:03
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Sheesh, talk about bring back an old thread....

Anyways, I always use Album gain as I only listen to entire albums and DJ mix sets.
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post Aug 13 2007, 23:38
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QUOTE (greynol @ Aug 13 2007, 12:03) *
IMO, if a track is quiet in the context of an album it should also be quiet in the context of a random playlist. For this reason I only use album mode.


Same here. If the album was loud compared to the rest of the album, let it be loud on a playlist, same for the quiet ones.
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