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You probably are
familiar with this problem: You downloaded some MP3' and you want
to create an album.
the volume of the individual MP3's is so different that it's a pain
to listen to the album.
You do need to adjust the volume again and
again for each song ....
Well, there is a solution to this problem: MP3 Gain.
Gain analyzes the individual MP3's and increases
or decreases the playback volume of these files to match an
average or a preferred
On this page we explain how to use it - and believe me: it is
Note: Read the disclaimer!
What does it do?
Gain analyzes the selected MP3's and determines the
"volume" of each of the sound files.
Based on a preset volume level (default is 89,0 dB,
but values like 90 dB work fine too) it shows you how much volume has
to increase or decrease to get the same volume level.
After analyzing the files, MP3 can apply the required
increase or decrease in volume of each individual file. Which results
in a collection of music files with a similar volume level.
Step 1: Download and Install
You can download MP3
Gain from their website (MP3
Gain homepage) or from the WeetHet
download page. I
recommend going for the FULL install of the STABLE version.
AT the time of this writing, the stable version is 1.0. If you know
what you're doing, you can also select the NORMAL version without
the Microsoft Visual Basic DLL's.
If you downloaded the file from WeetHet: first extract
After extracting the file or after downloading the
file from the MP3
Gain homepage, you can double click the EXE file. Follow
the steps and you'll have MP3
Gain in no time.
Now start MP3
Gain from the Windows START menu.
Step 2: Selecting files
Basically we now see MP3
Gain with an empty list;
MP3Gain - Empty MP3 list
Click the "Add File(s)" button which will open a file
Gain also supports drag-and-drop from the Windows Explorer!
MP3Gain - Adding MP3 files to the list
The dialog allows you to select one or more files at
a time. Selecting a range (holding the SHIFT key) or multiple items (holding
the CTRL key) is just the same as you are used to with the Windows Explorer.
After completing your selecting, click "Open"
and the selected files will be added to the list;
MP3Gain - Files added to the list
Step 3: Analyzing the files
You can repeat step 2 as often as you like. Once the
list is complete, you can click the "Track Analysis" button.
Note: By default the "Target
"Normal" Volume" is set
to 89,0 dB ... if you want to, you can change this.
Gain will now open each file and take a look if the
MP3 has clipping issue and what the current volume level is. It will
also show the required increase (+ values) or decrease (- values)
of the volume to match the target you set.
MP3Gain - Analyzing the files ...
Gain is pretty quick in analyzing the files ...
Step 4: Adjust volume of the files
After analysis, MP3
Gain will show you the results;
MP3Gain - Results
Now you can adjust the MP3 files by simply clicking
the "Album Gain" button. This process takes
amazingly little time.
You'll notice, while in progress, that the "Cancel"
button is enabled and that the two progress bars (file and total progress)
Once the "Exit" button is enabled again and the "Cancel"
button is disabled, MP3
Gain is finished.
You can now either close the program (click "Exit")
or choose "Clear All" and continue
with the next album - and that's all folks!