We've all been annoyed by loud tracks in some albums, or by loud segments in some tracks. What can we do about it though?
With MP3Gain we can now adjust sound levels to a a more even, but not album-wrecking experience. And all for free!
Looking around my hard drive, it suddenly dawned on me. The best material to test MP3Gain on are Joanna Newsom's albums! That is if MP3Gain is to work as intended. Her earlier songs sound so uneven that even my dead grandpa' could notice and report on the volume swings. To Joanna's credit though, she's the most lovely and most talented musical artist of the current decade. Too bad she married a tribesman. It was probably because of his strong connections in the (((industry))). But hey, no goy is perfect, and he's probably not calling her a shiksa by her back.
Let's get back to our business though. MP3Gain can modify a track's sound level by adjusting the values of "frames" found in mp3 files. By doing this it accomplishes the change without any loss in information. This means that files can be altered any number of times and then reverted back to their original settings without suffering any change in quality.
The procedure can be applied individually, but it can also be set to work in "album mode". In this way, changes in sound level will affect each track relative to each other. That means that louder tracks will still remain louder than the rest of the album for example.
What I don't particularly like about the way MP3Gain handles things is that you don't get the option of saving your modified tracks as new files. Changes are applied instantly to the originals. That's not a real problem though. As I've said, reversion is completely possible (as long as you remember the original levels) and there is also an Undo command which re-samples everything back to the original state.
- Lossless mp3 levels modification.
- Album mode - preserves album wide differences in levels
- Undo function
Where has this app been all my teenage years? I would have found it sooo useful!. Today I'm less likely to go on bus rides and listen to the same albums for hours on my CD player... Heh, I'm old. I'm now more likely to sit comfortably in an arm chair and savor all of the subtle and not so subtle differences of an album, all while enjoying my almond milk chocolate banana smoothy. Times change I guess, but all for the better. MP3Gain is a great tool to have if you're a wondering music listener. It can really save your eardrums on the long run!