Originally Posted by ppasteur
I haven't found anything on My Denon to normalize music. There are applications to do this, but would need to be in the path before the Denon. I think ROON can normalize levels and there might be a plugin for Foobar to do it. I guess it would come down to something that would allow you to connect to your online music source of choice. This is something that I have noticed with recordings in general I probably have 50K songs. Several different portable music players, I use the OPPO 203 for playback. They all are subject to the volume variations you mention. His even when tracks from the same album are played. If you think it is aggravating with speakers, try headphones or IEMs with a player in your pocket. I have tried applying ReplayGain on a per track basis to everything. That is a marginal improvement at best. The problem is that the masters are done with widely differing max levels and compression application.
As I started this off, there is nothing in the Denon settings to fix it. You could try the Dynamic Range control. But it is a single level of compression per setting. But it screws up music in general anyway. SO I refuse to use it.
If anyone has any good suggestions on dealing with this, I would love to hear it. My solution is to keep the remote whit volume control handy.. or just give up and listen at a level where the loudest of the offenders will not hurt my ears or equipment.
I WROTE TO AUDYSSEY, on their site concerning how DYNAMIC VOLUME works, I was still left confused. Using HEOS APP to stream Amazon music, perhaps the song to song volume differences are perhaps too great for DV to work effectively, I still have to ride my volume on a song to song basis via the remote.
I have a good grasp on Dynamic Volume, for its use on a movie and what it does based on dialog. But I’m confused on how it potentially works on other audio inputs. For music playback let’s say on a CD in my Oppo player, does DV manage any large audio volume changes on a song to song basis? And a more important example to me, what about songs playing via internet radio, is the DV just monitoring the individual song playing, or trying to maintain the overall loudness between all the songs streaming on that input channel? On my Denon 3500, I use HEOS to stream various music channels, and find a huge volume difference from song to song, and was wondering if DV settings might be suitable to tame these large volume differences, if so then I’d assume it would work that way for a group of songs in a playlist like playback from my iTunes library etc. So basically is DV working on a song by song or just within a single song? Thanks, hope I was clear about my question. Thanks.
Both, working on all songs and individual songs. There is a flat change to audio that is happening when Dynamic Volume is turned on, this will affect all songs. And there is a dynamic component that adjusts based on the content being provided to prevent sudden changes of volume.
Setting Dynamic Volume to Heavy will make the most notable difference, making a very quiet song audible at the extra low volume level necessary for loud songs.