Auto gain software

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  1. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    I have heard of software that can automatically adjust the gain of all your tracks to a certain loudness.

    If I did this and kept my gains on my mixer in exactly the same position then all my tracks would sound equally loud right?
     
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    rysk Part-time waster

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    yes, or you could just save yourself some trouble and keep your eyes on the levels meter.
     
  3. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    yeah but this method would surely be 100% accurate.
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    tools > normalise > select db level > ok


    but how loud a track is and the db level are two different things.
     
  5. Rusket

    Rusket Mix an blend

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    I do not see the distinction, please explain.
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    just because the db is 0 on 2 tracks, 1 of them can still sound louder than the other.

    what is your desire to do this to your tracks?
    i ask because it will take fooking ages to apply this and re-save all your tracks.
    depending why, i could suggest a work-around.
     
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    Rusket Mix an blend

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    Ideally I want all the tracks in a set sound as loud as each other, of course I could use my ears to adjust the gains but that is just another thing to do, would make a lot more sense if I got all my tracks' gains the same so on the mixer I could leave the gains at exactly the same place for all the channels and not have to move the gains for the whole set.
     
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    shouldnt really be an issue :S, only time I ever really need to adjust the gains is on vinyl, think mastering can vary a lot more in that dept...but ye, sounds like a long one to adjust gains of all your tracks, or you can probably pay someone $40 to give you a program to do it
     
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    ive heard the serato auto gain and i dont like it i dont think its very accurate as above says master differs TREMENDOUSLY... no amount of software can really judge is a tune is playing a right level against the other tune so just use your ears and stop being lazy
     
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    Shatner's Bosom murder TANMUSHIMUSHI

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    tbh digital tracks are mostly the same volume anyway, its only vinyl that needs adjusting a lot
     
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    Rusket Mix an blend

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    yeah thats what im after, a program that will make all my tunes the same loudness, would make mixing easier.

    even if I got them roughly the same loudness that would be good, and what can I say... im a fucking lazy guy.
     
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    i know we disagree alot but i completely disagree even more now


    every masterer has a different technique and a different hardware/software... you notice it alot more when you dont have the best speakers about cos the bass

    and rusket imo its meant to be part of that lost skill of actually djing is to be able to judge gain as well as pitch and key and tune selection
     
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    why bother to be a dj if you don't want to learn how to be a dj?
     
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    Rusket Mix an blend

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    So to be a DJ, you need to meet certain criteria, and one of them is manually adjusting your gains mid-set which results in less time for eqing/mixing? And if I don't do this, then according to you, I am not a DJ? Sorry, but get the fuck out.

    Like many people have said, messing around with the gains is essential if you are playing vinyl but seeing as everyone plays digital music, what is the point in having gain control?

    And it's hardly a case of learning is it mate? Turning a dial so that the music coming out is the same volume is hardly a skill, monkeys could be trained to do it I expect.
     
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    Getting your levels right is a skill.
    One that often gets overlooked.
    But it is important.
    Most djs are in such a rush to get the next tune in the mix it's easily ignored but just as important as getting it beat matched imo. If you switch to your next tune and suddenly the overall volume has dropped it can make a huge difference to the vibe.
    Knowing your tunes inside and out is key.
     
  19. ThePapa

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    There are lots of things monkey's could do Rusket but that's not one of them I'm afraid. I think the point some people are making is that it takes about three seconds to fix the levels so why bother. And yeah I get it your lazy. Or at least you say you are when you start trolling us over some new fangled energy saving technique.

    Why don't you normalise all your tunes and let us know how you get on? Also post up a set I'd be interested to see how the 'new breed' does things.
     
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