sound quality from CD import

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dorqiekat, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed that lately music that I have imported from CDs have low sound quality.

    For instance, I look at music that I have (from iTMS) and it's volume is at -10.2 dB. But the same song after it being burned to a CD is at -7. I can just adjust it, but I don't know why itunes is doing this. I don't feel like I've messed with the setting or anything. But I have noticed that my CD sound is very low, is there any way I can prevent this from happening?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In iTunes Preferences, what are your Import settings? :)
     
  3. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    for importing: ask to import, importing using ACC encoder @ 128kbps

    for burning: speed at maximum possible, in audio format. I had "Use Sound Check" checked but just unchecked that option to test if that is what was causing the sound poop.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I find having Sound Check enabled makes a lot of my tracks seem much quieter. Tell us how it goes with it unchecked. :)
     
  5. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, that seemed to have gotten the job done. Now I'm going to go crazy trying to figure out which albums got the sound check...
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Wait. Isn't it something that is just switched on or off in the Playback section of the Preferences, applying to all tracks?
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Sound check is meant to make all tracks the same volume. It does in a fashion. Instead of bringing the quiet tracks up to the volume of louder tracks. It makes the loud tracks quiet.

    It's not very good though.
     
  8. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    when I realized that there was an option for sound check, I thought that it would do something cool like, importing tracks that skips or something like that....

    I don't think I'll be using this option anytime soon.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Error Correction is what you are thinking of.
     

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