MP3Gain - Normalize audio tracks without clipping
How to fix inconsistent volume levels between music tracks or fix distorted audio.
Download and install: MP3Gain
- Load your music files.
- Set the Target "Normal" volume to 94dB.
- Click on Track Analysis.
Remove distortion from your audio tracks
Clipping may sometimes result in a lower quality music (often unpleasant to listen). How to avoid it.
- Applying gains without clipping: Try to reduce the gain applied to audio tracks containing distortions by 1-4 levels.
| (93,7dB) Stable Gain|| (99,7dB) Distortion, Clipping required|
- If the volume of a music track is too low, try to raise it to the "Normal" volume (Volume +/- 94dB).
- In some situations, lowering the volume level of a music track will remove distortions from the latter (no clipping).
Sort tracks by highest volume
- Once the scan is complete, click the Volume tab.
- The track with the highest volume will be listed at the top. It is easier to proceed this way.
Tracks requiring clipping will have a red Y displayed in the Clipping column.
Start by removing tracks that don't require clipping and having a track gain of 0.0
Select the music tracks you want to normalize
PS: Do not select the tracks that require clipping. We'll deal with them later!
- While holding the CTRL key down, select the music tracks.
- Right click> Apply track gain
- Once you have applied the gain you can remove these files from the list.
- Now we need to work on the files requiring clipping.
- We will first reduce the Target "Normal" volume to 93dB.
- Remove tracks already at 93db and requiring no clipping.
- Select the rest of the tracks and click on Track Gain.
- You can try lower the volume level if required (-3.0 from the target normal volume)
- Tracks with a volume lower than 90dB (requiring clipping) are normally of bad quality.