Started by Harbinger, July 04, 2009, 22:55:34
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"I did however notice that normalized file sounds a bit... mmm... different. I try to not normalize sounds.
Quote from: "LV"I always thought normalization and maximization are different things. Afaik, normalization is when the volume is evened out. Maximization is when it is maximized - all of what you guys said in this thread. I might be wrong, but GoldWave certainly made such a difference in older versions.
Quote from: "Jojo"BTW: Awesome new avatar, psishock.
Quote from: "Jojo"It's one simple damn multiplication. No noise shaping, no nothing. Just like normalization is supposed to be. How could you do this differently?!
Quote from: "Jojo"Yes, people always rumour about "algorithms" that are oh-so-complicated. Why don't you just check it yourself? MPT is open source. It's one simple damn multiplication. No noise shaping, no nothing. Just like normalization is supposed to be. How could you do this differently?! Also, this "-2dB headroom" thing does not make sense with samples. It's only useful for final mixes which are usually rendered at -2dB. But for 8-Bit (not so much for 16-Bit) samples, a -2dB headroom would be fatal.
QuoteWhen would you NOT want to normalize?