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How do I normalize an album?
sancco
post Jul 17 2013, 07:05
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Not as easy as you think! Greetings esteemed audio enthusiasts. I require your help!

I don't want to just normalize a bunch of tracks to 0dB - I want to permanently amplify an entire album by the same amount, so the highest peak of that album is 0db, yet ambient filler tracks and such are amplified to the same level so it all melds together smoothly.

Anyone know a simple and easy way to do this?

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DVDdoug
post Jul 17 2013, 19:22
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I don't want to just normalize a bunch of tracks to 0dB - I want to permanently amplify an entire album by the same amount, so the highest peak of that album is 0db, yet ambient filler tracks and such are amplified to the same level so it all melds together smoothly.
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Makes it a bit annoying when it shuffles to and from on the iPod, I have to turn it up and then get blasted by the next song if I forget to turn it down.
As you have just discovered, you can't do both!


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Makes it a bit annoying when it shuffles to and from on the iPod...
Try enabling Soundcheck on iTunes and your iPod. But, I think this will volume-match song-by-song, so it can muck-up the original relative loudness on an album, and I'm not sure if it works through the dock connector. So, MP3gain (or a variation if you are not using MP3s) may be the best solution.


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...this seems like pretty poor normalisation for a MFSL CD.
Actually, I'd expect MFSL to retain the full "original" dynamic range, rather than adding compressing/limiting.

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