Increasing the volume

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by cool11, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2006
    I have a dozen of mp3 sound files and I want to make them to play louder.
    The sound seems ok when I play them in computer speakers, but they are rather weak when I hear them through normal-non computer audio systems.
    Is there any easy way to do it?
  2. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
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  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Could you provide more details on this? What are the mp3 files for? Do you need them to remain mp3s? Do you need the quality to be retained? Are you on Mac OS X or Windows?

    If you need the quality and don't care if they are mp3s or not, you could use Garageband to increase the volume and export them as .aiff or .wav files.

    If you just want them to be mp3s, export them as mp3s from Garageband. You could also download the free software Audacity if you are on Windows.
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2006
    I need the files to remain in mp3 format.
    I also want to keep the quality of the files, I just need to make them sound louder, without any distortion.
  5. bodkin, Oct 2, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2011
    Are you looking to edit the MP3s or just play the files louder?

    If the latter, and you are using a Mac, have you considered 'Boom'?

    It's not free but it's pretty cheap at under $7. I really rate it and you can try it out for free.

    If it is the actual sound of the MP3 you want to alter then you may find it is the bit rate that is the problem. No real fix for that other than re-ripping / recreating or re-buying them at a higher rate. if they are 128Kbps they will sound poor. Try and use MP3s with a bit rate of 320Kbps if you can. They should sound OK whatever you play them through.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2012
    Take the volume control on your stereo and twist it in a clockwise direction.

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