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Play all songs at same volume/Peak volume normalization on the fly for all tracks Option for Poweramp


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Hi there,
I've been using doubletwist's player "Play all songs at same volume" option & AIMP's peak volume normalization on the fly for all tracks option as I have around 20,000 songs with varying volume & it would be impossible to adjust the volume knob manually for each song. I find Poweramp has the best quality sound and without noises n clipping & would like to use it instead of the above players. Would Poweramp be able to add this function so that all songs play at the same volume on the fly? I can't use Poweramp atm due to all songs being either very soft or very loud suddenly. Replaygain is not useful at all for me since I need constant normalization instead of a one time dB adjustment. Please take a look at the above two players as they offer this option as a simple tick in options & it's a must for me!
 
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2 minutes ago, Useronly168 said:

Replaygain is not useful at all for me since it needs constant normalization instead of one time adjustment

I don’t understand what this means. RG is done once. The player then uses the RG settings to adjust the playback level when engaged. There are two levels for Replaygain, album and track. These are determined when you set the levels in whatever software you choose (some

do not have an a option), with a target (-18 is typically default but unless you plan to use a lot of DSP like EQ you can set it higher, I.e. -12dB).

On the fly normalization uses a lot more processor horsepower that portable devices can’t manage well.

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I find every song has quiet, normal, loud, very loud parts and replay gain can only average them out with a one time adjustment. Doubletwist n AIMP has an option that constantly raise or lower the db as needed to target volume, and it's very important if i need all parts of each song at similar volume.

As for resource usage, I use them on a low end android 11 device and it's very smooth and no impact on performance or battery. This feature is very important for those that needs same volume for all songs n all parts of songs.

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2 hours ago, Useronly168 said:

I find every song has quiet, normal, loud, very loud parts and replay gain can only average them out with a one time adjustment. Doubletwist n AIMP has an option that constantly raise or lower the db as needed to target volume, and it's very important if i need all parts of each song at similar volume.

This is kind of the opposite of what Poweramp is designed to do as a premium player. The efforts are to ensure the songs are played with the best fidelity to best reproduce what the artist intended you to hear. This includes the dynamics of the music. I can't speak for the dev if they wish to implement an option for this, but I have no intention of ever turning this on.

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If it is added as an option, different users in different listening environment can enable/disable it as needed. In my listening environment the background is noisy and I can't hear the quiet part, and the loud part is too loud, that's why i need to normalize the entire song to the same volume.

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It is something that has been requested before, also known as Normalisation, Compression, or AGC (Automatic Gain Control). It basically reduces dynamic range on-the-fly by increasing the volume of quieter passages and reducing louder ones, so the whole song gets tweaked to about the same sort of level. Not exactly what the recording engineer envisaged when carefully crafting the levels of course, but it can be useful for noisy environments such as in-car listening where quieter more subtle content can be simply get drowned out.

Andre

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