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3calm
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Open/Free Alternative To Platinum Notes?
Nov 2nd, 2010, 10:07am
 
http://www.platinumnotes.com/
 
What's the best way to do what Platinum Notes does, without forking over what seems like a silly amount of cash for a normalizer.  That said is there something PN does that is more than what MP3gain does?  Am I missing something or is it essentially MP3Gain with an automated preset and a nicer interface?  In any event, some feedback/guidance would be helpful Smiley.  
 
Cheers!
 
It's made by the MIK folks.  I much prefer RE3 to MIK, so I'm guessing there is some better alternative to PN as well Smiley.
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Re: Open/Free Alternative To Platinum Notes?
Reply #1 - Nov 3rd, 2010, 8:58am
 
After reading the the marketing info a bit more I see PN also does some key correction, so it's not JUST a normalizer.  But the clipping and db correction aspect certainly seem to be.
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Reply #2 - Nov 3rd, 2010, 9:41am
 
For any Linux users out there here's the command I ran to set my entire collection to 91db.
 
find . -name *.mp3 -exec mp3gain -r -c -d 2 {} \;
 
Run that from the root dir of your collection and wait while it goes through.  It doesn't do any key correction and ignores any clipping warnings (it's fairly conservative with it's clipping warnings and I've had no issues with my vast dubstep collection).  An explanation of the command is as follows:
 
find . -name *mp3
-This part finds all the mp3s in this folder and sub folders
 
-exec mp3gain
-This part tells the OS to run mp3gain each time it finds a file
 
-r -c -d 2
-These mp3gain flags do the following: -r sets the gain to 89db (default) -c ignores the clipping warnings -d 2 bumps the db by 2 making it 91db
 
{} \;
-The {} is the filename the find command returns an \; terminates the command
 
It's not PN, but it's free and does the part I needed PN to do.  Key correction would be nice, but beggars can't be choosers.  Mac and PC users can also find easyMP3 at
 
http://homepage.mac.com/beryrinaldo/AudioTron/MacMP3Gain/ for the Mac, (an Aqua GUI for the command line tool)
http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/ for PC
Most Linux distros will already have it in their package manager.  If not the source is also available at the sourceforge link, so just follow the instructions.
 
I run Ubuntu so I can't help any of you Mac/PC guys other than point you in the right direction, sorry.
 
Cheers,
3C
 
edit: forgot the -name argument
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Reply #3 - Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:55am
 
I can only guess it reads into the track, frequencies of certain parts perhaps, and if some lacks here and there it fixes it up!
 
As for breakdowns, i can only assume it would adjust volume of it as compared to levels of the peaks, not loudening them as a whole, IMO
 
def something to ask yakov or someone on the mixed in key forums, it may be there already, i cant remember!
 
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