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Roy M. Silvernail
2004-01-19, 03:01
[no, I don't want to reopen the gain-adjustment flamewar, so if you
object to gain adjustments, please move on... nothing to see here. :) ]

As far as I can tell, the Windows front end for mp3gain has some sort of
target overall gain point setting. But the command-line portion of the
suite doesn't have any switches that look like they do this, and the GUI
doesn't run on Linux. I'm currently undoing all my mp3gain adjustments
after noticing that the gains were all adjusted toward some middle-level
setting that took a toll on reproduction. It really showed up when I
ripped a couple of new discs and hadn't yet adjusted their gain.

But I still have a good bit of variation in overall level among my
albums. What I want to do is adjust them, but toward a higher median.
In other words, I want to tweak 'Planet P Project' up 6 dB instead of
tweaking 'Stunt' down 5. So the question is: how to accomplish this
with the command-line mp3gain?
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Ted Rathkopf
2004-01-21, 10:23
Aaarr, "Roy M. Silvernail" <roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com>
What ye be sayin'?

> [no, I don't want to reopen the gain-adjustment flamewar, so if you
> object to gain adjustments, please move on... nothing to see here. :) ]
>
> As far as I can tell, the Windows front end for mp3gain has some sort of
> target overall gain point setting. But the command-line portion of the
> suite doesn't have any switches that look like they do this, and the GUI
> doesn't run on Linux. I'm currently undoing all my mp3gain adjustments
> after noticing that the gains were all adjusted toward some middle-level
> setting that took a toll on reproduction. It really showed up when I
> ripped a couple of new discs and hadn't yet adjusted their gain.
>
> But I still have a good bit of variation in overall level among my
> albums. What I want to do is adjust them, but toward a higher median.
> In other words, I want to tweak 'Planet P Project' up 6 dB instead of
> tweaking 'Stunt' down 5. So the question is: how to accomplish this
> with the command-line mp3gain?

I'm not sure if this is what you want, but there is a -d option that
adjusts the target gain. For instance I use "-d 2" to make the target
gain 2 decibels higher than the suggested target.

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Roy M. Silvernail
2004-01-22, 07:01
Ted Rathkopf said:

> I'm not sure if this is what you want, but there is a -d option that
> adjusts the target gain. For instance I use "-d 2" to make the target
> gain 2 decibels higher than the suggested target.

Thanks. That looks like it's worth a try.
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