mp3gain, normalizing and other things

Recently my band made some recordings with a Zoom H2 Digital Recorder. Awesome machine btw. But it turned out that the recording wasn't loud enough. I probably messed something up when I configured it...

Anyway, the recording was done, so how do I fix it? I had already encoded mp3s with lame and wanted to fix the volume as quick as possible. A little research lead me to mp3gain. Wonderful little app that adjusts multiple mp3s so that they have the same volume. I used it to raise the volume of all mp3s by a certain value. What's great about mp3gain is that it doesn't reencode the mp3 but changes the volume in the mp3 file itself. I didn't even know that was possible.

I just wish I had done this earlier, now I'll need to reencode all that iPhoto and iDVD stuff.

Published on Nov. 1, 2008 by Nicolas and tagged audio, Linux, mp3. You can follow the discussion with the comment feed for this post. Feeling generous? Donate!

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