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***The Official Home Recording Studio Thread***

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by easyrider, 17 Sep 2015.

  1. Merlin5

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    Hi guys. I've got a bunch of albums as mp3s and I want to increase the volume of all mp3s from three of the albums. Is there a way to do that in one go and still save them as individual mp3s rather than one long newly created track, and instead of laboriously exporting each edited mp3 one by one?
     
  2. Whoop

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    Audacity can batch process a folder and you could set up a normalize in the chain (which mp3 has by default actually) to put them all to 0.0dB

    It depends what you are doing with them, track gain is also a meta tag that can be used and causes me a headache sometimes!
     
  3. Merlin5

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    They're all steely dan albums and some of them are a fair bit quieter than the others. I practise drums to them
    and when I decide I want to play louder, I drown out the quieter songs :p

    I don't have audacity but I've got Presonus Studio one and Abelton. Can I do batch processing with those? Does normalizing to 0.0dB make them louder?
     
  4. SexyGreyFox

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    A very simple program called MP3Gain.
    I use it on every MP3 I've transferred to my phone or DAP.
    I set it at 93db.
     
  5. Merlin5

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    Cool. I can import a whole album to add gain to all mp3s simultaneously and they'll be automatically saved as individual mp3s with the album track titles?
     
  6. SexyGreyFox

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    Yes

    I have the icon on my desktop and just drag albums in

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Merlin5

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    Awesome. I'll download it and give it a whirl. Thanks SGF.
     
  8. Merlin5

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    Installed and tried it. Perfect! Don't even have to click save, it analyses the tracks, shows the dB and increases the dB to whatever I specify and it's done. Brilliant program. :)
     
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  9. SexyGreyFox

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    I've been using it for years and I've just this second done another album with it.
     
  10. Merlin5

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    Takes seconds doesn't it. It's very good. Mind you, all my tracks have minor clipping now, but tbh nothing that bothers me for the purpose of practising.
     
  11. SexyGreyFox

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    The default is 89db or did you do it higher?
     
  12. Merlin5

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    Yeah I increased above the 89dB default to 95dB.
     
  13. SexyGreyFox

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    You're almost in Metallica territory
     
  14. Merlin5

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    Lol :D There's one particular song that's so much quieter than the rest of the songs on the same album I had to increase it to 105dB! But it's terrible, it's popping and farting all over the place. I'll have to try and find a better version of it.
     
  15. robfosters

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  16. easyrider

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    :cool:
     
  17. robfosters

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    Right, they've arrived, setup and put through their paces.

    [​IMG]

    They're a nice size, not too big and heavy, but certainly enough size and weight there to instil confidence that it's a quality produced product. Each speaker weighs about 7kg. I love their design. I think they look really smart and modern, and fit in well in a home environment, unlike, say, Rokit's, which can be garish with their lairy colour.

    The DIP switch diagram on the back is handy for setup and tailoring the sound. I left both at neutral setting.

    I'm no audio engineer. but to me, they sound sublime for the money. Bass is plentiful and well controlled. the front ports help if you are having them up against a wall. At loud volumes, you can really feel the air being pumped through the port. Very good for EDM fans. Treble is also very nice, easy to listen to and doesn't cause ear fatigue like some monitors do.

    The soundstage is excellent too. A real experience. Listening to He's a Pirate, there's plenty of depth and so much going on, more than I have noticed before, but dealt with in a way whereby the music doesn't get lost or chaotic. something than I have struggled with when listening before on other equipment. The sound envelopes you nicely as well. It's a very polished performer indeed.

    I think if I heard these without knowing the price, I'd say I was listening to monitors costing around £500-550 a pair. These cost me £282. If you're after a great set of monitors for a bedroom/project studio without breaking the bank, you can't go wrong with these. They're simply an amazing performer and ridiculous value for money.
     
  18. easyrider

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    Sweet :)
     
  19. ArchAnGeL

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    Nice. I agree, look better than Rockits
     
  20. MookJong

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    There seemed to be a sign up for the Genesis Pro VST where you could get early access, but by the time I checked it out the website had crashed due to the ridiculous amount of interest.

    Anyone heard anything?