[Ardour-Dev] a3: Normalise

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Nov 1 05:43:03 PDT 2010

On Fri, October 29, 2010 3:10 pm, Sakari Bergen wrote:
>   Hi,
> The export normalize ony adjusts the overall volume, so that the peak
> value is as high as possible without clipping. Any other effect is
> probably due to psychoacoustic phenomena (e.g. equal-loudness curves),
> or some non-linearities in your playback chain.

I was working with this in mind so I exported a couple of mixes. You can
really hear the difference in these two files.

The first is with the normalise enabled.



I will stop using that feature for now as it is affecting the levels too
much for my liking.

> -Sakari-
> On 28.10.2010 04:32, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Hi,
>> How does the normalise function work in ardour3 exporter?
>> I have noticed it made some decisions on the levels of some of my tracks
>> that affected the overall mixdown. Particularly the vocal tracks seem to
>> have been affected by lowering the volume or maybe the other tracks have
>> been boosted?
>> Cheers.
> --
> Sakari Bergen
> 050 3754859

Patrick Shirkey
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