Volume levelling

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Reinhard
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Volume levelling

Post by Reinhard » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:34 am

Would like to use Node2 with fixed output. As my old Accuphase amp has got no remote volume control however, I'd like all my FLAC files to have the same volume level.

How do I manage to get this Information into my tags? Read of volume levelling and R128 but do need some hints.

Thanks for helping...

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by braino » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:42 am

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by Reinhard » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:05 pm

Thank you very much, braino! ;)

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by Reinhard » Sun May 07, 2017 11:37 am

What I have not understood yet: If I choose Smart Gain in raplay gain settings od BluOS, will my music be output levelled automatically or only if I put the information into the digital file information when ripping my CDs?

In other words: Is the information for using replay gain already present in every music file and setting replay gain in play back only activates them? Or do I have to choose a certain setting when ripping my CDs?

Hope you got me as English is not my native language ;)

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by SeppiE » Sun May 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Your tacks need the Replaygain values as Tags to make volume levelling work.

Some not all rippers can add the values for you during ripping or software can calculate and add them afterwards.

I actually calculate the values on a per Album basis, this keeps the differences in track volumes rather than have every track at the same volume.

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by Reinhard » Mon May 08, 2017 2:24 am

Thanks, SeppiE,

in other words the decision to use replay gain has to be made before ripping the first CD. Seems to be too late for me now :?

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by SeppiE » Mon May 08, 2017 2:28 am

No, not too late.

You can add the values using Tag/ Play on OSX and I know dbPoweramp on Windows will do it as well.

Its very useful to have, especially at night to save constant adjustment of the volume. Also unlike Sonos (whose implementation never worked 100%) you have different options and the ability to turn it off entirely.

Even better it does not affect audio quality as its only a metadata tag.

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by Reinhard » Mon May 08, 2017 10:08 am

Thanks a lot, SeppiE! I will give it a try ;)

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by kuijp » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:00 pm

Interessting thing. I really would love to level the volume just by adding a tag.
I've downloaded a trial version of dBpoweramp and tested it on an album. Indeed a new tag was added to the album, but somehow I get the impression nothing really is happening when I start listening. When turning intelligent levelling on and off, I don't sense any volume changes. What value do I need to set on the LUFS volume?
Does anybody have some suggestions with regard to the dBpoweramp settings? Some screenshots would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Volume levelling

Post by handyandy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:04 pm

Hi all

Do the music services, like qobuz or tidal, contain the replay gain Information in their tags?
Does anyone has experience with it?
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