How to increase volume of a low quality recording

StrapedStan

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Apr 6, 2010
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I make memos and recordings at my office and have realized that the sound on some of these is extremly low, i mean really really low, I know that if I could just increase the volume I could distinguish what is said. Is there any way to do this for personally made recordings? My recorder records in 3gp, I need something that will increase the volume of that.
 

-aggie-

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I'm not sure if iTunes will open a 3GP, so use a converter to convert it to an MP3 and then right click on the MP3 in iTunes and go to the Information or Properties (I forget what it's called) and change the volume there.
 

StrapedStan

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Apr 6, 2010
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I have tried this but itunes doesnt increase the volume, I need another software that will. Itunes doesnt increase it, in only makes it so that when its transferred to the ipod it will play at full volume.
 

John Doe 57

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Jan 26, 2008
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Throw it in GarageBand (once converted to mp3) and increase the volume from there. Then you can export the new mp3 track with the new volume settings.
 

StrapedStan

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Apr 6, 2010
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I dont have a mac, all I have is windows. I cant seem to get amplify to work in Audacity and havent been able to convert to mp3 with anything. Please help.
 

StrapedStan

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Apr 6, 2010
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You should take into account that I have a iphone, ipod touch and am looking into an ipad. Just because I dont have a mac computer doesn't mean I cant find help for my mac products on a mac forum.
 

BlueRevolution

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Jul 26, 2004
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We don't work for Apple Support. Just because you own an Apple product doesn't mean you're guaranteed to find an answer even if your question has nothing to do with said product. You're welcome to ask, but you will probably find more knowledgeable respondents elsewhere.
 

forcefieldkid

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Jan 20, 2010
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You should take into account that I have a iphone, ipod touch and am looking into an ipad. Just because I dont have a mac computer doesn't mean I cant find help for my mac products on a mac forum.
You're right, but those products have nothing to do with your question.
 

jackerin

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Jun 29, 2008
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I dont have a mac, all I have is windows. I cant seem to get amplify to work in Audacity
Open file, select all, amplify. If that's not working for you then something is wrong. If you install the LAME MP3 encoder you can encode directly to MP3 from Audacity (though I have no idea how the installation works on Windows, some things you have to google yourself).