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Autogain / Normalisation

1. Can RB read MP3Gain volume tag (APEv2) yet? Although I do trim tracks manually when I'm playing, I would like to not have to, as all my tracks have been adjusted to 95.0 dB in MP3Gain. 

2. Is it possible to set a global track volume/normalisation level (of say, 95.0 dB) in RB? I know I can manually adjust autogain settings per individual track but that's not what I'm after.

3. If the answers to 1&2 are no, is there another Windows normalization software that RB plays nicely with?

Thanks

 

macstardj Answered

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No, sorry, it doesn't read the gain tags from audio files.

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"No, sorry, it doesn't read the gain tags from audio files."

Can't say I'm surprised. Is this likely to change and if so, when?

What about questions 2 & 3?

 

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Unlikely - that's what the gain knob is for.

That also answers 2, and the answer to 3 was implied -- no, sorry.

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Somewhat condescending answer but thanks anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why looking for another software?

 

MP3Gain does adjust and alter the perceived loudness permanently in the music files itself. So you get the same result in every player, the analyzed value is not interesting anymore.

 

Maybe 95 dB is too high. I made some tests and for me, 92 dB is the best target value. With 95 dB, old tunes might clip audibly.

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MP3Gain alters the volume by writing a tag to the MP3 file and unfortunately, RB will not read this tag.  I'm looking for software that actually re-encodes the MP3 to adjust the volume.

 

"MP3Gain does adjust and alter the perceived loudness permanently in the music files itself"

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Why do you want to re-encode the files? You will lose quality.

"MP3Gain does adjust and alter the perceived loudness permanently in the music files itself"

This is still correct. :-)

You are also right, MP3Gain does store its analysis result and undo data into the file tag. But it does also alter every single frame (overall volume scale factor), so you will hear the difference in every player.

Try it yourself:

Duplicate a file, gain it to 70 and 100 dB, import it into rekordbox. You will hear it.

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I stand corrected!

As you suggested I duplicated a track and altered the gain to 95.0dB and 80.0dB. With Autogain switched off I can hear the volume difference in RB. The waveforms also show the differences in volume.

 

Not had chance to test this on my RX2 yet but hoping it will recognise the MP3Gain changes too.

 

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