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Normalise volume doesn't work as intended

  • 1 February 2023
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As volumes can differ greatly, I usuall listen with “normalise volume” on. I am now quite positive that this doesn’t work as intended at all. It’s most obvious on CDs: I know for a fact they’re mastered to have appx the same volume throughout the whole CD, yet “normalise volume” will play some songs a lot more quiet than others. It’s especially already more “quiet” songs that get dragged down extra in volume. This enhances the (perceived) volume differences instead of reducing them.

Please check on what basis you normalise volumes, and rethink what you’re doing. Because now it’s not very helpful unless you listen to techno bangers or so.


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Hi @8BallBoris

Can you send me some links of those songs, please? 

I’ll listen to them again to figure out which songs it were exactly. Might not be today, I’ve too much work on my hands.

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Hi @8BallBoris

Can you send me some links of those songs, please? 

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Hey @8BallBoris

Thank you for your feedback. 

Can you please send me some examples, the version of Deezer app and the model of your device?🕵🏼

Thanks

I’ve noticed this lately when listening to Tom Waits (one of following CDs: Frank’s wild years, Rain dogs, swordfishtrombones) on the Android app (version 7.0.21.68) and noticed it now as well while listening to the Focus flow on the desktop app (version 5.30.500 I presume), where some songs suddenly were a lot more quiet than others (contrary to what I expected).

Android device: Samsung 10Se running Android 12, kernel version 4.14.113-25257816

Desktop app device : Dell Latitude 7520 running Windows 10 Enterprise , version 21H2, build 19044.2486

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Hey @8BallBoris

Thank you for your feedback. 

Can you please send me some examples, the version of Deezer app and the model of your device?🕵🏼

Thanks

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