automatic Volume control

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by transmaster, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. transmaster macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2010
    Can anyone suggest an app for my iPod Touch 4G that will automatically control the volume level. When I am listening to a station streaming on iHeart radio I have a problem with getting the top of my head blown away when the radio station I am listening to goes to commercial break and the sound volume shoots up. It would be nice to have an App that keeps the volume at an even level to prevent this. I am not interested in jail breaking my Touch to get one. :)
  2. oldgazer macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    I don't think there is anything you can do. The problem is with "dynamic range."

    When a recording studio mixes an audio track, the person who actually does the mix uses the entire audio range (20hz to 20,000hz) to insure that the listener hears every note, nucance, and "color" of the performance.

    When a commercial is "mixed", the guy that does the mix limits the dynamic range to the band where human speech is.

    If the audio track and the commercial are broadcast at the same power level, the commercial sounds louder because the transmitter power is not "spread" across the entire audio range.

    This is also why television commercials are louder than the programming.....

    BTW: I did a lot of CCTV work in the Navy, and one of my former room mates was an engineer at a local TV station....

    Cliff Hipsher
    ICC USN (Ret.)
  3. AutoVolume macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011
    I've made an iPhone app that may interest you people with a thinking like that :)

    It's called AutoVolume (Automatic Music Volume Control) and it will be soon on AppStore.

    AutoVolume is a cool iPhone app that will constantly measure the outside noise level with the iPhone's built in microphone and then gracefully adjust the music volume depending on the noise outside and your personal settings.

    Use it while traveling on noisy transport that is making stops, walking on loud streets. It is also able to instantly lower the music volume when noise is heard (limiter). Making it useful in office or during any kind of activity that requires your sudden attention. More over it responds when you start talking.

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