[LAU] Record levels lower in Alsa than Jack

John Murphy rosegardener at freeode.co.uk
Wed Nov 11 10:01:00 CET 2020

On Tue, 10 Nov 2020 17:16:29 -1000 david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> On 11/10/20 12:10 PM, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 06:03:23PM +0000, John Murphy wrote:
> >     
> >> Exceptions are good. 'Normalize' doesn't sound like something one would
> >> want to do to music, but it's certainly useful to make compilations from
> >> different sources easier to listen to.  
> > If you want a constant loudness then normalisation as discussed in this
> > thread (i.e. on peak level) is _not_ the way to go. You should normalize
> > on RMS level or a dedicated loudness metric such as EBU-R128.
> >  
> Hmm. That's something I prefer, too. How do you do that?
> Thanks.

"Audacity 2.1.3 or later" can "RMS Normalize". Long thread about it:


Haven't needed to use normalisation for decades, but it's good to
know there's a better way (than on peak) to do it.

Thanks again Fons.


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