[audacity4blind] Re: Amplifying sound on imported tracks to a normal volume

  • From: Sharni-Lee Ward <sharni-lee.ward@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 13:15:33 +0930

When I play the track in Windows media player, it isn't as loud as one of the 
tracks from one of the professional albums I've ripped onto my computer. The 
volume setting in WMP is at 100%.

> Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 22:30:55 -0500
> Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Amplifying sound on imported tracks to a normal 
> volume
> From: gsasner@xxxxxxxxx
> To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> the volume level of the attachment is as it should be or very close.  That
> may explain why you are not able to change it as you wish.  The problem
> you are having appears to be either volume settings in Windows or in the
> programs you are using to play the files, if this one is representative.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a number of tracks in my music library that I got through a friend
> > who downloaded them off sites that didn't care so much about sound
> > quality. The sound on these tracks is fine apart from the fact that they
> > are noticeably quieter than they would have been if I got them via a
> > studio album. I've tried fixing this since getting Audacity, first by
> > using the Amplify effect (which I thought was going to work until I tried
> > it with a certain track that refused to get any louder), and then a friend
> > suggested I use the Normalise feature with Max Amplitude, and then amplify
> > the track. I thought this was working for a while, but then I tried it on
> > a track the other day and didn't get the result I wanted. (I've also tried
> > repeating the effect several times over and getting no better results.)
> >
> > Is there a solution to this problem that doesn't involve clipping? I only
> > want the sound to be louder so I don't have to turn up my computer's
> > volume to 100% just to enjoy a few songs. They need to be at least loud
> > enough so that my screen-reader isn't louder than the music. That's how
> > it's supposed to be, when the Media Player volume is at full ball.
> >
> > I'm attaching one of the problem tracks I mentioned above. It should help
> > you understand what my problem is.
> >
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