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normalize recording from the fm radio...

Discussion in 'Audio' started by jenoa, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. jenoa

    jenoa Member

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    hi

    i've recorded a show from the radio, and the peaks are about 75/80%, should i normalize the audio? or leave it like it is? will there be any loss in quality if i normalize?

    and if i should normalize, what peaklevel is recommended then?

    // jenoa
     
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    I personally would leave it at 75/80%. Thats not that bad. I would only normalize if it was under 60%. There will only be quality loss if it is in compressed format, like mp3, and you have to decode it, then re-encode it. But if it uncompressed, like wav, it should be fine. When I normalize low files, I ususally do around 92/95%, depending on the song. I don't like having the sound files maxed out at 100%. What program are you using to do this with? I know there are free programs, like Kristal and Audacity, but have never tried them.
     
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    Okey, it's an uncompressed wave-file.

    I'm using sony soundforge 7.0...

    Thanks.
     
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    sound forge should work fine, and normalizing an uncompressed audio file shouldn't deteriorate the quality too much.
     
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    hmm, what's the difference between normalizing and using the "volume" tool in soundforge? is changing the volume the same as normalizing or how does normalizing work?
     

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