I am trying to increase the volume of my lossless audio files. I have a question in regard to this which I can’t seem to find answered previously.
If I import a (non-clipping) identical FLAC file twice, and export it as a FLAC without amplifying either track (mixing it down to 2 stereo channels) the DB level increases and it shows as clipping. The track in question went from 87.9 to 94.0
I had originally intended to mix the original FLAC (with no clipping) with an amplified version (with clipping) to see if I could increase the overall volume and maintain a good quality track.
Why does the overall DB level increase when I mix the same track.
Thanks for the replies. I will stick to the simple ‘amplify’.
I wish there was an easy way to fix all my FLAC’s and MP3’s (for my ipod/WMP/WDTV etc.) so they play without the volume changing from song to song. I’ve manually amplified every track to it’s maximum without clipping, but there are still some huge variances.