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ProverbialCereal
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USA
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Posted - 01/19/2004 :  16:58:41  Show Profile  Visit ProverbialCereal's Homepage
I am making a Tom Waits mix CD with a theme to it and today I put all the songs I'm gonna potentially use as MP3s so I can rearrange them and get a good track list without putting CDs in and out of my CD player.

While listening to the songs, I noticed one song's volume is extremely low, and then there is another one that is a bit louder than the rest. Is there a (free) way I can level them and make them consistently loud? I have Roxio but I don't have all the features. Is there something else I can download?

My last resort will be using my external CD burner and recording it analog so I can adjust the recording level. I'd rather not do that though.


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IceCream
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USA
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Posted - 01/19/2004 :  17:17:15  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage
There is a way:
You can e-mail the mp3s to me, and I will e-mail the volume-adjusted mp3s back to you by Tuesday, January 20, 2004.
You could also convert them to .wav's and then normalize them all to the same level. I have a (bad) program that can normalize pretty well, but I don't know if it's free for dowload.

But i'm not an expert on this, just an experimeneter. Please forgive me if I am wrong.

Edited by - IceCream on 01/25/2004 10:03:53
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Cult_Of_Frank
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Canada
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Posted - 01/19/2004 :  18:22:53  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage
Most CD burning software today has normalizing filters built right in - you just have to enable it. I've never used the feature myself as I think you end up with some negative side-effects, but it's probably there if you want to play around with it.


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ProverbialCereal
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USA
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Posted - 01/25/2004 :  12:05:23  Show Profile  Visit ProverbialCereal's Homepage
Thank you to every one who replied. All both of you.

I downloaded this demo version thing called Goldwave. It has way more features than I need cuz it's a mixing/EQ deal. But it will expire eventually. I don't know how good it is but I imagine it will suffice.

Thanks for the offer Ice Cream, but that would be a pain for you and me. a) because I have a phone modem, and c) because I'm keeping them in WAV format for better quality. All the songs are from my CDs and not downloaded off kazaa.


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ProverbialCereal
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USA
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Posted - 01/26/2004 :  22:45:19  Show Profile  Visit ProverbialCereal's Homepage
Must have left it out by mistake...

b) I really can't stand you, IceCream


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Chris Knight
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USA
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Posted - 01/27/2004 :  00:58:25  Show Profile  Visit Chris Knight's Homepage
Goldwave is excellent for basic loop editing and doesn't expire (I believe the only limitation is 150 actions per program execution), but its normalization function isn't the best. I use Nero Wave Editor for that, which comes free with Nero CD-burning software. Don't know about Nero's availability as shareware, though. :(
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benji
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New Zealand
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Posted - 01/28/2004 :  06:11:10  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
you can also download the demo of cool edit pro which lets you normalize, and it's pretty good.
the only problem with the demo is that it expires after 30 days or something, but the serial is easy to find on the net if you're into that sorta thing.


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