You are not logged in.

#1 2013-12-06 21:22:38

Phill Williams
THE MODERATE MODERATOR
From: The Land Of Song
Registered: 2007-12-10
Posts: 2442
Website

MP3 volume prob

hi guys, i've been making recordings on my DP24, then down-loading to PC to convert into MP3 format. i used to to it by dumping onto a Philips juke box which changes to MP3 automatically. but it doesn't work on windows 7!

question is; i've down loaded an MP3 converter but by the time i get it to my lap top the volume has dropped, in other words it's a lot quieter than previous recordings, they're backing tracks for stage use so they need to be at a level as i don't need to be constantly adjusting volumes. any ideas?


There are two "L's" in Phill

Offline

 

#2 2013-12-06 21:33:13

Roger Guppy
The Laid Back Moderator
From: Almancil, Algarve, Portugal
Registered: 2006-09-02
Posts: 4717
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

Phill why not use Audacity? It is free, you can convert to wav, mp3 and many other formats, you can adjust volume overall or just in a part and much more.

Roger


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)

Offline

 

#3 2013-12-06 21:45:39

jerome.oneil
Moderator
From: Bellevue, WA
Registered: 2006-06-15
Posts: 3004
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

Check the master levels on the DP when you bounce the tracks, and on whatever you have in between it and your MP3 converter.   Set your master for as much signal as you can get out of it without peaking.  Then bounce the track.


Someday we'll win this thing...

www.aclosesecond.com

Offline

 

#4 2013-12-06 23:15:40

Phill Williams
THE MODERATE MODERATOR
From: The Land Of Song
Registered: 2007-12-10
Posts: 2442
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

thanks for the advice, trouble is; i did use audacity and i put the DP24 master up as high as possible before distortion. it seems the loss occurs between audacity or reaper (i've tried them both) and the MP3  converter! which is why i asked if there is another converter that retains volume? interface between DP and PC is Scarlett 18i6 which came with Ableton DAW (cut down) same thing i'm afraid. can anyone suggest a free prog that boosts the signal?


There are two "L's" in Phill

Offline

 

#5 2013-12-06 23:39:21

jerome.oneil
Moderator
From: Bellevue, WA
Registered: 2006-06-15
Posts: 3004
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

Do you have a box or dropbox account you can load the WAV into?  I'll take a look.  Reaper uses LAME when it renders to MP3, so I'm not sure how you are rendering out of that environment.


Someday we'll win this thing...

www.aclosesecond.com

Offline

 

#6 2013-12-07 00:54:09

Phill Williams
THE MODERATE MODERATOR
From: The Land Of Song
Registered: 2007-12-10
Posts: 2442
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

i have down-loaded Lame, but what is a drop box account?


There are two "L's" in Phill

Offline

 

#7 2013-12-07 01:03:24

jerome.oneil
Moderator
From: Bellevue, WA
Registered: 2006-06-15
Posts: 3004
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

A handy way to move big files around the internet.

https://www.dropbox.com/

Other options

https://www.box.com/

And also, Google Drive.

https://drive.google.com/

I wouldn't put my tax returns up there, but for this kind of stuff, it's ideal.   I just put a 180MB WAV of my daughter's choral performance up on Drive because it was the only way to get it off of my phone.   big_smile


Someday we'll win this thing...

www.aclosesecond.com

Offline

 

#8 2013-12-07 01:09:34

Phill Williams
THE MODERATE MODERATOR
From: The Land Of Song
Registered: 2007-12-10
Posts: 2442
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

i wouldn't tell your daughter that. LOL

thanks for the info, i shall look it up.

phill


There are two "L's" in Phill

Offline

 

#9 2013-12-07 01:19:26

jerome.oneil
Moderator
From: Bellevue, WA
Registered: 2006-06-15
Posts: 3004
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

I just put it up there so I could download it onto my computer.  It is a typical 8th grade choir version of "Winter Wonderland."  I slapped a MIDI drum track and upright bass behind it just for giggles and it actually turned out OK.

At 14 years old, I expect her to be completely unimpressed.


Someday we'll win this thing...

www.aclosesecond.com

Offline

 

#10 2013-12-10 20:53:05

Phill Williams
THE MODERATE MODERATOR
From: The Land Of Song
Registered: 2007-12-10
Posts: 2442
Website

Re: MP3 volume prob

I have a 13 month old granddaughter who just loves music of any kind! Last night I had my Alesis drum pads out and she came in and wanted to have a go. After a little encouragement she gave the pads a good thrashing. She also loves strumming my guitar and though at first she hated it loves strumming a toy uke that's lying around. I've never seen such a musical kid!


There are two "L's" in Phill

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
© Copyright 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson