#26 Balance correction

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Glen Sawyer
5
2006-07-08
2006-07-08
Mike Brown
No

I occasionally run across stereo MP3s that were
recorded with one channel noticeably louder than the
other. It would be nice to be able to adjust the levels
so that each channel is equally loud, thus correcting
the 'balance'. Please consider adding this feature.

Discussion

  • Mike Brown
    Mike Brown
    2006-07-13

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    Just to add to my original request:

    I realize this is possible to do by manually applying
    Constant Gain to 1 channel, but the program provides no
    measurement of each channel individually, so one just has to
    'earball' an approximate level of adjustment. I don't mind
    doing this, but it would be nice for it to be automatic, or
    to at least be able to see the L and R channel levels so I
    make an informed decision.

    It might also be worth making it an option to ignore bass
    frequencies when doing an automatic correction, since vinyl
    rips tend to be slightly more bassy on one side (usually the
    left) and 'correcting' the balance would shift the mids and
    highs too far into the other channel.