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Neocrius

Loudness Normalization

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I'm a huge Launch Box/Big Box fan, and I'm really looking forward to this app, provided it adds a couple of features I consider essential. One is ASIO support, which was already suggested in another topic, but what I'd really like to see implemented is loudness normalization based on the EBU R128 / LUFS standard.

In case you don't know what that is, I don't blame you. :) Here's a primer, but basically it's what Spotify, YouTube, and other major providers use to normalize audio loudness. I'd like to set a target LUFS level, say -15 for general listening or -17 for jazz/classical, and have Music Box apply the necessary volume correction to each song. Ideally, MB would implement some kind of a compressor or peak limiter to be used when a volume boost is required for quiet tracks, but I would be happy even with a simple implementation, where MB would boost only up to the loudest peak to avoid clipping.

I know that this is kind of an advanced topic, but for me personally it would be the reason to pay for MB, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

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Alternatively, how about having multiple versions of the same song stored under one entry, with one being the "listening" version, and the other an "archival" version. Something like ROM clones?

I have copies of many of my favorite songs loudness-normalized, and stored in separate locations.

I don't know if this is already possible, I haven't checked out the app that closely yet.

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On 2/25/2020 at 4:06 PM, Neocrius said:

Alternatively, how about having multiple versions of the same song stored under one entry, with one being the "listening" version, and the other an "archival" version. Something like ROM clones?

I have copies of many of my favorite songs loudness-normalized, and stored in separate locations.

I don't know if this is already possible, I haven't checked out the app that closely yet.

Sorry for the late reply. That's definitely a nice-to-have, but would also be significant work. Noted though. :)

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