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Thread: Dsd to pcm

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    Dsd to pcm

    Hi, everytime I convert a DSD (2.8) file to PCM (specifically aiff), there is a significant volume drop. How can I prevent this?

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    Use the dap effect volume normalise set to peak to peak.

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Use the dap effect volume normalise set to peak to peak.
    Ok, thanks. Let me see if I can work it.

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    It is okay, but won't peak-to-peak affect the dynamic range of the recording?

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    No, the whole volume is increased at the same time, like changing the volume knob on your stereo would not affect the dynamic range.

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    No, the whole volume is increased at the same time, like changing the volume knob on your stereo would not affect the dynamic range.
    Many thanks.

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    Hi Spoon,
    this thread is a little bit old. But I have a question to it. When I use the normalize function in the way you described here, doesn´t this change the individual volume of each track (like ReplayGain in track mode)? If yes, is there a way to normalise a group of files peak-to-peak in album mode?
    Regards

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    It is track based, to do album based, you would have to create replaygain album tags, then use the utility codec 'Replaygain Apply'

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    Hi Spoon,

    thank you very much. I have already thought of this workaround. However, there is no peak-to-peak option in the replay gain utility for album gain either to simulate album normalize.

    Best regards

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    Quote Originally Posted by Saitenschwinger View Post
    to simulate album normalize.
    Edit: I mean album peak normalize

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    Peak to peak is not album based.

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    ? Of course album peak normalize is possible. Why not? AuI Converter i.e. has a fully automated album maximize peak normalization function. So my question is, how can I do this with dBpoweramp?

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    dBpoweramp does not offer this ability, it is a use case we did not consider as popular (EBU R128 is the main one used for matching volumes across albums).

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    O.k., thank You. I hope we are not talking about different things. IMHO album peak normalization is not for matching volumes across albums. For this case I agree with you that replay gain with EBU 128 makes more sense.

    Album peak normalization is for maximizing the peak on file level of an whole album without changing the volume difference between the songs of an album.

    This is, what AuI converter (and others) are able to. dBpoweramp not?

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    Re: Dsd to pcm

    dBpoweramp cannot do this, but album based EBU 128 also changes the volume overall whilst maintaining the relative levels present on an album.

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