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Why are all my albums different volumes?
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What do you mean?  Can you provide some examples?

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post #3 of 21
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Some are soft and I have to turn everything on max volume to achieve desired listening level and some I can have at 70% and they are more than fine.
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Originally Posted by logicPwn View Post

Some are soft and I have to turn everything on max volume to achieve desired listening level and some I can have at 70% and they are more than fine.

 

That sounds normal to me.  It's similar to how some YouTube videos are louder than others.

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It's normal.
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post #6 of 21
Some songs come with the volume lowered. In MediaMonkey there's a category called "Track Volume" and it'll show -10.9db or some figure. If you edit that value to zero it'll play at normal volume.

Or simply delete the number which is what I do.


Edited by Simca - 9/12/12 at 3:23pm
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post #7 of 21
ReplayGain your albums.
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

ReplayGain your albums.

I have been very skeptical about this because doesn't it permanently modify your audio? What about real time software pre amp?
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by logicPwn View Post

I have been very skeptical about this because doesn't it permanently modify your audio? What about real time software pre amp?

ReplayGain just tags the files with what adjustment is needed to get the track (or you can scan by album) to get to the standard average loudness level. The data is unchanged. Playback software or hardware can just read the value in real time to figure out how much to boost / cut the volume.

In other words, it's what you're looking for...
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

ReplayGain just tags the files with what adjustment is needed to get the track (or you can scan by album) to get to the standard average loudness level. The data is unchanged. Playback software or hardware can just read the value in real time to figure out how much to boost / cut the volume.
In other words, it's what you're looking for...

Love your comment but I have to say it doesn't sound true. Being a software engineer myself and understanding digital technology at a basic level would have to say a Music Management program isn't going to warn about permanent changes if it will only tag it for parameters when playing. This would have to be widely widely accepted to work with MediaMonkey, MusicBee, iPhone, etc. This program (MusicBee) explicitly warns about permanent altering.
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