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Thread: Dynamic Range

  1. #1

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    Dynamic Range

    Would it be possible to calculate the dynamic range of tracks and the album as a whole during CD ripping and write both the track and album dynamic range values to appropriate tags. I would then like to create a container within Asset so that I can sort albums based on dynamic range (or ranges say DR10 - DR15 etc).

    Anyone else interested in sorting by dynamic range?

  2. #2

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    Re: Dynamic Range

    Quote Originally Posted by Husqcat View Post
    Would it be possible to calculate the dynamic range of tracks and the album as a whole during CD ripping and write both the track and album dynamic range values to appropriate tags. I would then like to create a container within Asset so that I can sort albums based on dynamic range (or ranges say DR10 - DR15 etc).

    Anyone else interested in sorting by dynamic range?
    o/
    +1 here.

    And also interested in a independent third party listings of albums and album dynamic range to name and praise /name and shame good recordings.
    (DR is only one aspect of recording quality; we don't need to hear a jumbo jet landing and a pin drop in every tune)

    I came across a few sites the other day after someone on a music forum mentioned dynamic range day and the loudness wars cessation campaign.

    There's a dynamic range database site which has listings of albums with the dynamic range of the album.
    There is a link to a tool for another audio tool which uploads to the DR database.

    The database could do with a bit of work to make it more searchable
    The upload tool could do with a lot of work too.
    Academic really, as I'd rather stick with dBPoweramp Asset

    (Not sure T&Cs allow me to post other sites & tools.)
    I was thinking as dBPowerAmp /Asset suite is becoming a de-facto standard ripping and streaming tool for those with high end audio systems (Naim, Linn etc) and that high end audio community would be have a greater than average interest in dynamic range this would be something that could be incorporated into the dBPoweramp suite and maybe the metadata providers.

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    Re: Dynamic Range

    Sorry to bump and old thread, but this is what came up in a search.

    I was just searching for a way to do this as it would be a nice way to look at different mastering of albums.

  4. #4

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    Re: Dynamic Range

    +1 here too.

    A DR value tag would be fun and useful to have. How about extending that idea with an "over" tag indicating how much over dbfs a file would play. Its doable in Foobar2000 but Id rather just use dBpoweramp to write the tags as I rip the track.

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    Re: Dynamic Range



    A dynamic range tool/tagger would be great for the audiophile enthusiast.

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