[78-L] overmodulated CDs

Mark Bardenwerper citrogsa at charter.net.invalid
Mon Mar 9 20:48:35 PDT 2015

On 3/9/2015 9:31 AM, Ron Roscoe wrote:
> "If you do what I do, that is, amplify any track to -1.5db, you might find the normalizing will be unnecessary."
> I don't understand what this means!  Could you please explain?
> Thanks,
> Ron Roscoe+
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Mark Bardenwerper
> Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2015 5:31 PM
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> Subject: Re: [78-L] overmodulated CDs
> On 3/8/2015 2:32 PM, Rodger Holtin wrote:
>> MP 11 has the same option in the same place and I have always been
>> sure it was checked before I started.  If I read you right, you're
>> suggesting I uncheck that and see if it works any better by not
>> normalizing across all tracks.  At this point I don't have much to
>> lose by trying that, which, admittedly, I have never done.  Film at eleven.
>> I suppose the other thing to try is to make sure all my tracks are
>> lower volume than I have been accustomed to using as standard and see
>> if that makes a difference.
> If you do what I do, that is, amplify any track to -1.5db, you might find the normalizing will be unnecessary.
Using Audacity, you can change the amplification of the file by going to 
"Effect/Amplify." There you are given a choice of amplifying plus or 
minus (in affect quieting) a file by a given amount. If you leave the 
"allow clipping" box unchecked (strongly recommended), you are not 
allowed to put in a value that exceeds the clip level of the loudest 
peak in the file. In the middle, you will see a box that shows the "New 
Peak Amplitude." You can also set this, given the same restrictions. I 
chose -1.5, giving my files consistent "headroom."

I also use this feature when editing sections of a file that vary 
considerably as they progress, such as interviews, plays, performances 
on poorly placed mikes.

Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.

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