Manipulating Sound Check values
- date: March 14, 2007
Hello - I posted a long time ago trying to find an answer to this question. Over time I have found an answer myself, so I thought I would pass it along. It's somewhat involved but it gets the job done.
First the background. I like to use the Sound Check feature in iTunes and on my iPod. The obvious reason is that it helps normalize everything to similar volumes; the other reason is that for me it's nice to be able to flip a switch to go between normalized and non-normalized. Sound Check is not very well-designed though. The algorithm is faulty, often assigning big db boosts or losses to tracks for no clear reason; and it really could use a setting to go album-by-album instead of song-by-song.
I would say I'm 90% happy with Sound Check, but the 10% of the time that it fails was really bothering me. So I found two ways of dealing with this, for two separate file types.
1. .m4a files (the native iTunes format): This is the easier of th
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