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    Using EQ vs Gain

    Hello,

    for ripping CD's with lower/poorer quality, Is it quicker/better to use the gain controller or the EQ? I understand EQ's completely and that will be by trial and error I'm sure; However I don't have a comprehensible understanding of the gain controller as it applies to ripping.

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    Re: Using EQ vs Gain

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo G. View Post
    Hello,

    for ripping CD's with lower/poorer quality, Is it quicker/better to use the gain controller or the EQ? I understand EQ's completely and that will be by trial and error I'm sure; However I don't have a comprehensible understanding of the gain controller as it applies to ripping.

    Thanks

    Bo
    do you mean adding ReplayGain tags. I would add album and track ReplayGain tags to all rips no matter what. Your car player may or may not be able to use them, but good to have them for the future.

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    Re: Using EQ vs Gain

    What do they do?

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    Re: Using EQ vs Gain

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo G. View Post
    What do they do?
    with a ReplayGain capable player the intra-track or intra-album volume differences are automatically adjusted. Think about the situation where different CDs can be very different volumes. Solves this problem.

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    Re: Using EQ vs Gain

    Gotcha. There are two gain options. One says (apply). Which to use? I'm glad for the help because I only want to do this once.

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    Re: Using EQ vs Gain

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo G. View Post
    Gotcha. There are two gain options. One says (apply). Which to use? I'm glad for the help because I only want to do this once.
    As Gary has mentioned, ReplayGain only writes only a tag, leaving the file bit perfect - this is the one many of us use. I highly recommend you keep a bit perfect master file and backup - especially as you only want to do this once!

    ReplayGain Apply is destructive, so if you feel that you need it, I would save a master file (and backup!) without using it and save to a different location / name if required - this can be done as a Batch Conversion later.
    Last edited by Oggy; 12-25-2019 at 01:37 AM.

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    Re: Using EQ vs Gain

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    As Gary has mentioned, ReplayGain only writes only a tag, leaving the file bit perfect - this is the one many of us use. I highly recommend you keep a bit perfect master file and backup - especially as you only want to do this once!

    ReplayGain Apply is destructive, so if you feel that you need it, I would save a master file (and backup!) without using it and save to a different location / name if required - this can be done as a Batch Conversion later.
    agree!

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