Equalizing song volume for burning on CD

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mylesaway, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. mylesaway macrumors newbie

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    Can you people help me?

    I'm trying to make a CD out of a bunch of music I downloaded (legally just in case there are some sticklers on the board!!).

    The music is from different sources, so there are huge volume changes from song to song which I would like to smooth out or equalize so everything sounds the same, volume-wise.

    downloaded and tried MacMP3Gain to try to fix that, but it didn't seem to work at all. I noticed no change.

    So since iTunes equalization doesn't carry over to a CD we make, do you people have any other ideas as to what I should do?

    Thanks,

    Mylesaway
     
  2. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Go to iTunes>Preferences>Advanced>Burning and check off "use sound check"
     
  3. mylesaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dylan -

    I've done that, and it equalizes all the stuff in my iTunes library. Including hundreds of podcasts which I have. Is there anyway to do this for just one playlist?
     
  4. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Since you only have a few songs in the playlist (what....18-20 max), you could do it manually. If you get info on songs and go to the options you can adjust the volume +/- 100%.
     
  5. mylesaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Out There -

    That, my friend, is an excitingly easy way to do this. However, are you telling me that that change in volume on the individual songs will stick? In other words, this will carry over to the CD burning? Because other options like changing the equalizer settings on an individual song only work for playing the playlist in iTunes, it does not work when you burn that playlist on to a CD.

    So, does your idea work when you burn a CD?

    Thanks,

    Myles
     
  6. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    There are two Preferences that perform a "sound check". You only want to use one of them.

    Under iTunes Preferences->Playback there is a "Sound Check" checkbox. If this checkbox is selected then during playback of music in iTunes the volume of the music will be adjusted to be at the same level for all songs. This checkbox has no effect on burning CDs.

    Under iTunes Preferences->Advanced->Burning there is a "Sound Check" checkbox. If this checkbox is selected then Audio CD's that you burn will have the volume of the tracks on the CD corrected to ensure that the whole CD plays at the same volume. This checkbox has no effect on playback of mp3 files in iTunes.
     
  7. mylesaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'm going to give these suggestions a shot!

    Mylesaway
     
  8. mylesaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I tried your suggestion:

    iTunes Preferences->Advanced->Burning there is a "Sound Check" checkbox. If this checkbox is selected then Audio CD's that you burn will have the volume of the tracks on the CD corrected to ensure that the whole CD plays at the same volume. This checkbox has no effect on playback of mp3 files in iTunes.


    All the songs played at the same level in iTunes

    The volume changes did not work on the burned CD so I was back to having huge jumps in volume from song to song

    And iTunes started to go through my entire library to match the volumes on every podcast and song downloaded.

    So, what next? Just iVolume?

    Mylesaway
     

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