Normalize ONLY IF !

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Normalize ONLY IF !

Post by iBypass » Sun May 22, 2022 5:52 pm

Hello Poiko,

It would be VERY NICE to add a feature that trigger normalization based on detected loudness (LUFS).

Here's the idea, let's say you set the Normalization options like this :

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Garanteed MINIMUM Loudness :
This option would apply normalization to a song ONLY IF its original track gain is UNDER the target LUFS, otherwise normalization is skipped. This would make sure any converted tracks will have a MINIMUM loudness level (-12.00 dB), but it will NOT alter (lower) the loudness of songs with an original LUFS value higher than the target :

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Garanteed MAXIMUM Loudness :
This would be the exact opposite behavior. Normalization is applied to a song ONLY IF its original track gain is HIGHER than the target LUFS, otherwise normalization is skipped and the track gain is not altered. This would make sure any converted tracks cannot exceed a MAXIMUM loudness level but it would NOT alter (raise) the loudness of songs with an original LUFS under the target value.

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These options would be VERY handy when converting track for car listening. While some old CDs are very quiet and need normalization to raise their loudness, some newer stuff (like remastered CDs) do have higher loudness and don't need to be altered (lowered).

For your info, I found this similar request from September 21, 2018 :
Normalizing tracks with not more than a certain level of ReplayGain

Regards, iBypass ;-)

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