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    Replay Gain - do i need True Peak Scanning

    until now i haven't used Replay Gain, because was never an issue with my setup, now i've added a music system into the mix, which might benefit from it.

    So i've tried to learn about the ins and outs of RG.
    I'm using foobar on flac files

    As i have 24bit flacs, the "downsample high res" option in foobar seems ok.
    But i haven't found a clear and for me understandable explanation if i should use "true peak" scanning.
    I have mostly Jazz and Pop/Rock albums and absolutely no clipping loudness war bullshit hit albums

    As my RG scanning would take 11 hours without and 2 days with true peak, i'm asking here if i need it.....

    At the end the RG will run in a Non-HiFi environment on a Non-Hifi rig......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamema View Post
    until now i haven't used Replay Gain, because was never an issue with my setup, now i've added a music system into the mix, which might benefit from it.

    So i've tried to learn about the ins and outs of RG.
    I'm using foobar on flac files

    As i have 24bit flacs, the "downsample high res" option in foobar seems ok.
    But i haven't found a clear and for me understandable explanation if i should use "true peak" scanning.
    I have mostly Jazz and Pop/Rock albums and absolutely no clipping loudness war bullshit hit albums

    As my RG scanning would take 11 hours without and 2 days with true peak, i'm asking here if i need it.....

    At the end the RG will run in a Non-HiFi environment on a Non-Hifi rig......
    I have never used true peak scanning. Try a few test albums with true peak on and off and see what difference it makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamema View Post
    until now i haven't used Replay Gain, because was never an issue with my setup, now i've added a music system into the mix, which might benefit from it.

    So i've tried to learn about the ins and outs of RG.
    I'm using foobar on flac files

    As i have 24bit flacs, the "downsample high res" option in foobar seems ok.
    But i haven't found a clear and for me understandable explanation if i should use "true peak" scanning.
    I have mostly Jazz and Pop/Rock albums and absolutely no clipping loudness war bullshit hit albums

    As my RG scanning would take 11 hours without and 2 days with true peak, i'm asking here if i need it.....

    At the end the RG will run in a Non-HiFi environment on a Non-Hifi rig......
    foobar only added the true peak option recently. I've never had any issues with about 130,000 files scanned WITHOUT the true peak option.
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    Thanks. Then it will be without that option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamema View Post
    Thanks. Then it will be without that option.
    most of my replaygain tag additions happen when I rip my CDs with dbpoweramp. As far as I know, it doesn't use the "peak" option either (it doesn't show as an option). I use foobar2000 to add RG tags post rip if I need to (e.g., redoing a multidisk set to treat all of them as a single album for purposes of RG).
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    Files: Ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; Post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes, TuneFusion; Streaming: Spotify

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    most of my replaygain tag additions happen when I rip my CDs with dbpoweramp. As far as I know, it doesn't use the "peak" option either (it doesn't show as an option). I use foobar2000 to add RG tags post rip if I need to (e.g., redoing a multidisk set to treat all of them as a single album for purposes of RG).
    I use Foobar2000 for exactly the same reason. It annoys me to see different album gains for multi disc albums

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    Likewise CD rip by dbPoweramp with RG on but foobar2000 as post processor for Vinyl rips.
    No peak adjustment here either.
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