Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Jon Bunnies


How to Smooth Out the Volume of the Songs on Your MP3 Player

It’s happened to everyone.  Having adjusted the volume accordingly, you’re listening to a tune on your MP3 player.  But then the next song is somehow quieter, so you jack up the volume.  Then the song after that comes on and nearly blasts your brain into mush.  I hate that.

Most MP3 players and their attendant software (like iTunes) is supposed to equalize the volume of all music files so you don’t have this problem, but it doesn’t always work.  That’s why might be worth checking out.

The free program analyzes your music files and helps you normalize the volume across all of them.  Note that the program is currently Windows only.  Read Let`s see at .

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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4 Responses to How to Smooth Out the Volume of the Songs on Your MP3 Player

  1. Marc says:

    I've used this software for about 10 years and strongly recommend it. It's far Let`s see customizable than soundcheck in iTunes, which artifically boosts volume levels and makes bass or louder parts in quieter songs abnormally loud. I use this when creating CDs all the time and the only other thing I wish it had was wav and/or flac support.

  2. deejaycrackah says:

    Personally, I've re-mastered and in some cases re-re-mastered all the songs on my device.
    This seems to be an easier way to go about things though.
    I really just wish they would stop with this whole sound war bit, and just find a happy medium between volume control, and listenability.

  3. Labyrinthman says:

    Mediamonkey uses the same mp3gain library, but also adds in library management and other tools as well.

    Either way, it's worth using.

  4. Detached says:

    This is amazing! Thanks!

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