Author Topic: Volume Normalization (easier than replay gain)  (Read 7793 times)

HHM

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There is a great function in Aimp player, a bit similiar to Gain but much more simple to use.

I must admit I don't use replay gain - as far as I'm concerned it needs to have all tracks volume level calculated. With my big library (over 90k tracks) and masses of new music I digest it's just too laborious and complicated.

So what's great about normalization?

It normalizes the amplitude (whatever it means ??? ) of a track on the fly. Without any previous volume calculations, that are needed for replay gain, without any additional work,  it keeps all played tracks at the same volume level! Just on the fly, by ticking one option on.


redwing

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I don't have AIMP installed, but I guess probably that's similar to such a foobar plugin or VLC volume normalization setting. The differences between those and ReplayGain would be that such real-time normalizers distort dynamic range of each file while playing and that all tracks in your library won't be evenly and consistently normalized. That could be OK for movie watching, but I wouldn't recommend it for music listening.

HHM

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I'm not audiophile but I didn't spot any sound quality decrease while using this function in Aimp.

Nevertheless, even if it influences the quality, it is very useful on some particular situations like a houseparty :)