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Leveling out song volume.

by koojoe31 / May 28, 2009 1:30 AM PDT

I have a couple thousand songs from a couple different sources and they have different volumes. I am looking for a free program that I can put all my songs into and it will level out the volume. I am not looking for something like iTunes "sound check" I want something that will save the songs.

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Audacity or WavePad?
by CStudios / June 2, 2009 11:25 AM PDT

Two programs that I would suggest are:

Expstudio Audio Editor - (http://download.cnet.com/Expstudio-Audio-Editor-Free/3000-2170_4-10444774.html?tag=mncol)
Audacity - (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

Audacity might be a little overkill if you just want to use it for audio leveling. Unfortunately, as far as I know, both programs do not support "batch" processing, but can run in multiple instances (or more than one file open at the same time); you'll just have to apply leveling one by one to each track.

Hope that helps.

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...additional notes...
by CStudios / June 2, 2009 11:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Audacity or WavePad?

I should also add that ExpPad only supports exporting to Wave (.wav) or MP2 files only; Audacity supports Wave and Ogg Vorbis exporting by default, and with the Lame MP3 library (available from http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/), you can export MP3s.

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