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Old 11-13-2004, 06:31 AM
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Dynamic Compression for Classical Music

Please choose the appropriate forum for this topic. Thank you. I find that some classical music has too great a dynamic range or listening to in the car or other noisy environments (my car's not that quiet).

Is there a way to apply some kind of dynamic compression while, or after, encoding, that will reduce the dynamic range?

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Old 02-19-2005, 10:52 PM
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No one dealt with this issue? Maybe my car is noisier than most.

I could whack the audio into a audio editing program like Logic or Cubase and use a plugin but that is a bit tedious.

Soundcheck on iTunes is good for average volume but does not compress the quiet bits.

PS: I'm talking about dynamic (louds and softs) compression as done in recording studios, not file size.



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You're wanting to squash the peaks and increase the gain, thus raising the overall volume while trying to keep things from clipping, right? Just trying to clarify..

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Old 02-19-2005, 11:26 PM
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In other words what you're seeing with your classical material is what's discussed here.

http://replaygain.hydrogenaudio.org/faq_quiet.html

If you haven't already, read up on replay gain (the standard) and try out MP3Gain to see if will do what you're aiming for.

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