How do I ago about making my iMac louder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jive, May 14, 2006.

  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    As in what programs (like MP3Gain) work for iTunes encoded music? All my files are either mp3, m4a or aac...


    I'm fairly sure something must exist that does this - any help us good :]
     
  2. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    You can actually increase the volume of your song files individually (I think that's what you're asking...) in iTunes. Just select "Get info" and under options you can change the volume to your heart's content!
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    What do you mean, something like the built-in volume adjuster in iTunes? (Mark all songs you want to gain, hit cmd-I (File -> Get Info) and crank up...) Edit: Beaten... :eek:
     

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  4. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but that distorts them quite a lot. I'm asking if it's possible to do it a) on my whole Mac or b) just on iTunes.


    On Windows there was an extended Volume Control type thing - a Mac equivalent...
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just get an AirPort Express (and/or Monster Cable) and hook your iMac up to a decent hifi... then you can crank up the sound as high as you want without distorting the sound... ;)
     
  6. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Use audio hijack to hijack your audio output stream and add a volume gain plug in. If that distorts then you really are already at the max headroom that the iMac's amp can pump out. If that's the case then your last ditch ditch effort is to add a compressor or multiband compressor plug in, but that will alter the sound of the song (radio stations all use compressors over the air). Or you could just go get your hearing checked. ;)

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18611

    and here's something that might go well with it

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23843

    Oh, and just to cover all the bases, make sure the Mac's volume setting is all the way up first.
     

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