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Title: mp3gain - what level
Post by: sfx on January 30, 2019, 01:07:04 PM
Hey,

I'm getting my music collection ready for RadioDJ and I'm using MP3Gain to level all files. But, what level should I use? What's best for the auto mixing of RadioDJ? Default is 89 db, but that might be too low?

Thanks!
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: bdclaus on January 30, 2019, 05:34:28 PM
I set mine 82.9 as default and use MaxNo-clip Gain for each file. I have found you may still get some files as low as 77db that are still clipped.
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: Eddy73 on January 30, 2019, 10:20:12 PM
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Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: leonnormanradio on January 31, 2019, 02:17:37 AM
on mine i go to Options click Advanced, tick the box which says Enable "Maximizing" features then after that select all my tracks click right hand button and press Max-No Clip gain works perfectly for me
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: country101 on February 09, 2019, 06:50:55 PM
why in GODS NAME would you do this to your audio! I used to run MP3 Gain but I stopped since most of my audio is now FLAC. There is no reason to use a leveler on your audio. It makes it sounds like ass. Just use the auto gain in RDJ. Never ever compress your audio. >:D
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: plauri on February 10, 2019, 01:39:57 AM
why in GODS NAME would you do this to your audio! I used to run MP3 Gain but I stopped since most of my audio is now FLAC. There is no reason to use a leveler on your audio. It makes it sounds like ass. Just use the auto gain in RDJ. Never ever compress your audio. >:D

One reason to level your audio can be that if you use sweepers and you set them at a certain level, if you have your tracks sound too loud you would not hear the sweeper.
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: Vanlen on February 10, 2019, 03:14:35 PM
The standard is -3db using normalize and not compression of any kind.
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: plauri on February 11, 2019, 12:06:01 AM
The standard is -3db using normalize and not compression of any kind.

Right, mine are all set at -3db  :cool:
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: country101 on February 14, 2019, 01:24:25 AM
I am sticking to uncompressed. I would not level anything.
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: bdclaus on February 14, 2019, 04:29:19 PM
I find that most record labels are over processing their music. On average they are +1.5 to +3db clipping.
As an example on a 20 songs the breakdown is usually for me, 8 songs Clipping at +3.0db, 10songs Clipping at +1.5db, 1 song at 0db and 1 song at -1.5. Using MP3 Gain at max no clip gain I bring them down to 0db.
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: PROducer on February 17, 2019, 07:33:33 AM
why in GODS NAME would you do this to your audio! I used to run MP3 Gain but I stopped since most of my audio is now FLAC. There is no reason to use a leveler on your audio. It makes it sounds like ass. Just use the auto gain in RDJ. Never ever compress your audio. >:D

MP3 Gain (Replay Gain) does not alter the audio.  It calculates How much gain to add or subtract to make all your  files sound similar in loudness, and writes that value to an ID3 tag, which some audio players will read & use when playing back.  There is no re-compression done.

Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: Jhonny on February 17, 2019, 09:59:32 AM
 :cool: PROducer
also prevents the listener from making the sound increasingly louder or softer on listening!
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: FreerunMedia on February 19, 2019, 04:57:36 PM
MP3 Gain (Replay Gain) does not alter the audio.  It calculates How much gain to add or subtract to make all your  files sound similar in loudness, and writes that value to an ID3 tag, which some audio players will read & use when playing back.  There is no re-compression done.

I don't know what it's doing to the MP3 but the last time i tried, a lot of the MP3's sounded like crap. Even when encoded in 320kbps at 44k1, it wasn't doing anything good. Oh the loudness and volume were a little better but it sounded like it was 128kbps. When i noticed that, i revert everything back to the normal settings and all was sounding ok.
Title: Re: mp3gain - what level
Post by: PROducer on February 19, 2019, 06:52:34 PM
I was never happy with mp3Gain.  I tried the replay gain plugin in Foobar 2000 and continue to use that to level my audio.