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Is there a way to adjust to high and low volume limits on a flac file

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by airtime, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. airtime

    airtime Super Member

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    I finally got the EAC to cooperate and have been ripping FLAC files to a thumb drive.

    I listen to classical music and own a number of CDs from Classic FM 100 London. However it seems their engineer likes to record their CDs with extreme lows and highs. I mean it's like taking a hearing test on one passage and the windows are shaking a few bars later.

    Is there a way to adjust the volume on both ends of the rip process? Or some retooling of the file?
     

     

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  2. dr*audio

    dr*audio Fish fingers and custard! Subscriber

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    You could use Audacity to put some compression on the audio.
     
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  3. jwest1197

    jwest1197 New Member

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    I typically wouldn't consider high dynamic range to be an issue in the home. I'd only consider this to be an issue in the car. You could buy a separate compressor from guitar center for the home and route it through the tape monitors on a reciever, you could do what dr audio said, or if you just need it in the car, Kicker makes an amplifier with a built in DSP that has a compressor available to you.
     
  4. dr*audio

    dr*audio Fish fingers and custard! Subscriber

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    A DBX 118 would sound very good. If you look at GC, look for a compressor made for recording.
     
  5. KrisM

    KrisM Lunatic Member

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    I'm pretty sure EAC has a normalize option that can be tweaked. Not sure if it would help here, or if it's just for comp type rips, but it might be worth looking into.
     
  6. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    You can normalize all your files, using JRiver but it takes a while.
     

     

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  7. mars_volta

    mars_volta Super Member

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    Compression.
     
  8. E-Stat

    E-Stat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    First time I've heard someone complain about music with wide dynamic range. It's the musicians who are determining relative levels. :)
     
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