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Question about using Normalization on a .Wav Track

Started by Kallisto, February 16, 2017, 11:05:41 AM

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This is the program I'm using that qwertymodo shared when normalizing .Wav files:

Now I gotten pretty far with what I was doing as I normalized the track, and converted the file to .pcm...I came across a problem.

The file was still too loud, but unfortunately I'm not too familiar with the command lines, so I'm not sure what I will have to type in for the volume to be set a little more lower in order to find that sweet spot. If anyone can provide a small tutorial on how to lower the volume that would be great.


I figured it out! The program I was using was cancelling out my normalization effect from Audacity! Forgive my ignorance as I'm still fresh to audio programs, and I thought I needed that program for some kind of conversion purpose, but Audacity ended up saving me the headache, and managed to greatly reduce the volume level.


Normalization is increasing the volume level until it barely saturates. The problem is that it's waveform dependent, a normalized square wave will sound much louder than a normalized sine wave, so it's a very weak technique to adjust volume accurately.