Normalizing MP3's, bad for quality?

vbimport

#1

When using a tool like MP3 Gain for normalizing MP3 files, does this affect the quality of the sound (assuming the tool doesn’t gain above 0 dB)?

What tool do you guys/girls advice to use? I’ve been using MP3 Gain for some time but I can’t really tell if there is a difference in quality. The gained file ofcourse sounds louder, so it sounds different. But I just can’t determine whether this is just the difference in volume I’m hearing, or the quality that has degraded.


#2

the quality is the same but the volume is changed by normalizing. Normally this is not such a problem unless the the author of the music intended a very volume dynamic music. I wouldn’t recommend it for trance, techno, hardcore etc. because this music relies on the constant changing volume!

greetz


#3

Originally posted by theunbeatable
[B]the quality is the same but the volume is changed by normalizing. [B]

I know, but there are different ways to do this… (rms, peak etc)… I guess that RMS is for the best, right?


#4

yes, RMS its better than peak