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    Default Volume leveling apps

    Don't know if this is the right place to post this but I didn't see any other place that seemed appropriate.

    Anyway, can anyone recommend a good app for leveling the volume of my entire library?

    Before the motor blew in my car & my S4 died 3 days later I had seen an article somewhere for that very thing but I can't remember where I saw it. Thought I'd saved it to evernote or bookmarked it but apparently not.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Volume leveling apps

    Quote Originally Posted by suthern_man View Post
    Don't know if this is the right place to post this but I didn't see any other place that seemed appropriate.

    Anyway, can anyone recommend a good app for leveling the volume of my entire library?

    Before the motor blew in my car & my S4 died 3 days later I had seen an article somewhere for that very thing but I can't remember where I saw it. Thought I'd saved it to evernote or bookmarked it but apparently not.

    Thanks
    Do you mean an equalizer?

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    Do you mean an equalizer?
    No, it was an actual app. With an EQ you're still going to have issues with dynamics because older recordings are quieter vs newer ones, etc..

    That's why I'm so frustrated with myself because I cannot for the life of me remember on which site I saw the blasted thing. I'm trying every tech/gadget site I get newsletters from but so far, no luck.

    Thanks for responding, though!
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    Default Re: Volume leveling apps

    Quote Originally Posted by suthern_man View Post
    No, it was an actual app. With an EQ you're still going to have issues with dynamics because older recordings are quieter vs newer ones, etc..

    That's why I'm so frustrated with myself because I cannot for the life of me remember on which site I saw the blasted thing. I'm trying every tech/gadget site I get newsletters from but so far, no luck.

    Thanks for responding, though!
    Have you tried searching on Play? Maybe seeing names will jog the memory.

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    Sounds like what you want is called "normalizing" the music so it's all relatively the same volume. May want to try searching that in your key words.

    Just a word on it that I picked up from a radio DJ that also used to work for a company that did just that. There was a trend in the industry to make music louder, as if louder = better. In doing so, it meant there is now less dynamic range in the music. Quieter sections (as the artists intended) are brought up in volume, essentially changing some of the mood/impact of the music after betting normalized. I don't know if that would be of concern to you, but I mention it in case you're any sort of audio purest.
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    Default Re: Volume leveling apps

    Quote Originally Posted by suthern_man View Post
    Don't know if this is the right place to post this but I didn't see any other place that seemed appropriate.

    Anyway, can anyone recommend a good app for leveling the volume of my entire library?

    Before the motor blew in my car & my S4 died 3 days later I had seen an article somewhere for that very thing but I can't remember where I saw it. Thought I'd saved it to evernote or bookmarked it but apparently not.

    Thanks
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=hr.podlanica
    Try this app . Works fine on my Galaxy Note 2
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    Default Re: Volume leveling apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    Sounds like what you want is called "normalizing" the music so it's all relatively the same volume.....

    ...Just a word on it that I picked up from a radio I don't know if that would be of concern to you, but I mention it in case you're any sort of audio purest.
    Thanks. Didn't have a chance to post back last night but I found a Top 10 page that mentioned that very term. The only app the site recommended that sounded like what I was looking for costs $25. WTF? Thanks but no thanks. I believe it was mp3Gain Pro.

    I don't mind paying for an app but for that price I'd rather just sit with Audacity & go through all 280+ GB of my music, song by song.

    I'm not a purist nor even really an audiophile. I'm just very picky about how my music sounds through whichever speakers it's coming from (If that makes any sense).

    It'd be nice to go from, say, Tom Waits' "Heart of Saturday Night" to Korn's "Freak on a Leash" without out blowing out my bluetooth speaker or my eardrums. But also, like you mentioned, I don't want to destroy the original dynamics of the song, either.

    I see snowpiercer suggested an app-Thank you!- & I'm going to give it a shot.

    Thanks to everyone! I'll post back after I have some time to check out this app.
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    Well, the link didn't work but I was still able to find the app by searching for "podlanica" in the Play Store. Oddly enough, I had tried the EQ side of the app when I still had my old LG Optimus T. At the time I wasn't particularly impressed with it as an EQ.

    So far, though, for this purpose it seems to work pretty well. It has not affected the songs' dynamics at all. While it's not perfect, the transitions from really loud, bass-heavy songs like anything by Korn or, say Afro Celt Sound System (or pretty much any genre recorded after about 1995) to more mellow tunes like, say, Gerry Rafferty, Dan Fogelberg (jury's still out on him because of re-mastered stuff vs the original recordings), Tom Waits or Bob Dylan aren't quite so dramatic & thereby potentially damaging.

    I keep the app set at about 9/15 and adjust my phone/PowerAmp accordingly. That seems to be the most effective route for me personally.

    So, I guess for want of something more original, 2 Thumbs Up for snowpiercer's suggestion! Thank you!! And Thanks! to everyone for your help!!

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