Music too loud, voices too quiet - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 03:09 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
gomjabar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I live in an apartment so I cant be too loud at all hours. Ive noticed with DVD movies that the music and sound effects are really loud compared to the voices. I find myself turning the volume up and down to compensate. Is there a software fix for this that would adjust these automatically?
gomjabar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 03:58 AM
Senior Member
 
undermined's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 15
yeah it is know as "dynamic range control" it is normally a option in the dvd playback software.

FYI it is not a bug or something it is on purpose that loud noises are loud in a movie because it better conveys a sence of realism when you listen at reference levels that are around 75db.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question124.htm

This site has more info about sound levels

http://www.avforums.com/forums/archi...p/t-63165.html

and here is more talk of how that works in a home theater context

The basic idea is to have a dialoge be the same loudness as a person talking to you at a normal level so a explosion will be much louder.

The dynamic range control limits the range between how load and how quiet a given dvd will sound so quiet sounds are louder and loud sounds are softer for a given volume setting.
undermined is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 08:10 AM
AVS Special Member
 
fitbrit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,064
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 24
AC3filter has dynamic range control (DRC), and many AV receivers have a 'night mode' or something similar which is basically DRC too. The new Yamahas have a similar thing that kicks in at low volumes (you get DRC), and is off at high volumes (no DRC).
fitbrit is online now  
post #4 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 11:05 AM
Advanced Member
 
spectrumbx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 27
I think you just need to boost the center speaker level, reduce the sub-woofer level, and then fall back a tad bit on the volume.
spectrumbx is online now  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 08:35 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
gomjabar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The AC3 filter worked well. It even has a setting to increase Voice volume independently. Thanks for the tip
gomjabar is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 09:57 PM
AVS Special Member
 
fitbrit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,064
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomjabar View Post

The AC3 filter worked well. It even has a setting to increase Voice volume independently. Thanks for the tip

Thanks for mentioning the voice volume thing... I think I'll look for it and use it myelf.
fitbrit is online now  
post #7 of 7 Old 07-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Member
 
pastishe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I hate this as well, even if it is intentional, heh.

I use quiet mode on my av reciever and much prefer that over shitting it everytime a plane takes off or someone drops a glass.
pastishe is offline  
Reply Home Theater Computers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off