Boost volume of songs...is there an app for that?

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  1. fridayxiii macrumors member

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    I'm looking for suggestions on an application I might use to boost the volume of the tracks in my iTunes library. Some of the songs have a decent sound level, but others (some older files I ripped from CD) play kinda low on my iPod & car stereo.

    Can anyone suggest an app that I could use to accomplish this? (Aside: I've already tried boosting the volume via the controls in iTunes).

    TIA.
     
  2. kissmo, Dec 17, 2014
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    Boom is the name of the app.

    Check App Store.
     
  3. Rantipole macrumors 6502

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    You are aware you can do this within iTunes, right? If so, what would you expect an extra app to do?
     
  4. Morpheo macrumors 6502a

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    What the OP wants in an application that can normalize some of his audio files ( and by the way he clearly said he already tried adjusting the volume in iTunes), so forget iTunes and Boom, you need an audio editor.


    Audacity will do that, and for free.

    If you're on Adobe CC, you can also use Audition.

    3rd option might be an util such as Audio Normalizer - though I never tried this one so I can't comment. There are probably many others as well.
     
  5. fridayxiii, Dec 17, 2014
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    fridayxiii thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! Does Boom allow you to edit the track & raise the volume, then save the change so you can sync the louder track to iDevices? (I was assuming so, but wanted to ask even tho it's probably a dumb question.)
     
  6. Morpheo macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think so. You can try a demo though.

    http://www.globaldelight.com/boom/features
     
  7. Rantipole macrumors 6502

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    WOW total brain cramp. Not sure how I missed that.
     
  8. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    iVolume is good but very expensive.
     
  9. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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    ITunes has this built in, it doesn't edit the file itself but if you're just playing it on an iPod it will do the trick. If you need any more gain than that you will need an audio editor and a compressor or limiter. I don't think normalizing it on its own will do anything because chances are it's already normalized.
     

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