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Since: 12.1.02
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I'm making a mix album of some of the great movie instrumental themes, and I have a technical question relating to the sound volume.

Since (obviously) I've gotten the tracks from different sources, the relative volume of the tracks is off quite a bit. The Robocop theme is considerably louder than the Jurassic Park theme, for example.

Is there any way for me to correct the problem? A program I can use, or something?

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If the files are mp3s, the top link for "mp3 volume" is program called MP3 Gain. I've not personally used it, but it shouldn't be hard to see if it works. Maybe save backups in case it screws up the files.

If you have files in a different format, you'll have to search for a program that does the same thing for that format.
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Are you actually burning this "album" to CD? If so, look for a normalize option in your burner. If I remember correctly, Nero was the burner I've used this with in the past to decent results.
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MediaMonkey's integrated CD burner has volume normalization as well. But the most reliable option would be MP3 Gain.

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I'd also recommend Levelator (

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If you're just tweaking individual tracks, you could just use iTunes as well.

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