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RE: Wave File Normalization Software
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From: Mike Shane <mshane@salemomaha.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 02:20:06 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] Wave File Normalization Software

Adobe Audition can do a batch Dynamics Processing routine.  If you call a script, you can write that script to do more than one thing on a pass.  For example, you could generate a script that first hard limits all files at some nominal level like -1 or -3 dBfs, then normalize to some pre-determined level.  The trick is to get the settings in the hard limiter right so they actually work the way you want them to. 


I have a script that I use regularly for punching up peaky audio.  It first normalizes to level the “playing field” then it does a compression routine, and then normalizes again after the compression routine.  I don’t think you want this particular script but I could post it or otherwise send it to you for a baseline, perhaps, to then write your own.


Mike Shane

Salem Media Group Omaha


From: Kevin Kidd [mailto:kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:33 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: [CRTech] Wave File Normalization Software


Hi all,

I have a sometimes client with about the worst cut to cut level variations that I have ever heard in their music, spots, voice tracks and liners.  It stemmed from a lack of maintenance, lack of interest, drag-and-drop cut ingestion and the mass aggregation of cuts from several different sources.

Has anybody done a full library normalization (thousands of cuts)?  What software did you use?  Any problems?  How consistent were the levels afterward?  Was there a limit to how much the software would correct the levels?

And as always, free or cheap is good...


Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346

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