Old 29th September 2016, 13:00   #1
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Normalize/replaygain each song to same volume

Replaygain takes a lot of time to analyze each song and normalize the volume. Perhaps I need to use a compressor plugin, because I hate that one song is too loud and another is too quiet. I listen to old 80s or maybe 90s badly mastered music and I hate that volume level is too different in each song. Compressor plugin is a lot affecting audio quality there is a lot of clipping. And I wanted to ask, what's the best method for that I've mentioned previously, keeping audio volume the same as possible in different old music stuff and the new ones.
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Old 29th September 2016, 14:47   #2
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Computers are great at multi-tasking. Have Winamp's ReplayGain analyze and apply RG tags to your songs while you're doing something else or using your computer for something else.

If you have the time, take a look at this article I wrote awhile ago (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=345520) on volume leveling.

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Old 29th September 2016, 15:40   #3
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I had this same issue and I followed Aminifu's 'Part 3' in the linked thread.... but of course it only levels mp3s, so if you have a lot of FLACs, oggs, WAVs, or WMV files, they won't be changed.

My solution has been to go ahead and convert everything to mp3 using fre:ac https://www.freac.org/ and/or iTunes. I know I lose some quality, however they take up a lot less space.

Good luck!
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his part 3 is about mp3gain, which has nothing to do with winamp.

RG works on almost ALL formats. RG does both track and album gains.

OP, just mass analyze everything with RG. u can set it so it writes everything automatically, without asking you. then just set winamp to use track gain / prevent clipping on playback.

don't use compressors or limiters!

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Old 29th September 2016, 22:16   #5
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his part 3 is about mp3gain, which has nothing to do with winamp.
Uhhh.... yeah, its is about MP3gain, which is about mp3s which play on winamp, so... thanks?
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but why use it instead of RG? there's only niche cases where u need it.

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Old 29th September 2016, 23:45   #7
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but why use it instead of RG? there's only niche cases where u need it.
Because once it's done it's done, no matter where or what you do with the mp3s....

Plus... Most importantly... Habit... Consistency... OCDness over my mp3 collection (I also rename & retag everything to my own specifications)
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