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Audio normalization(?) for mp3 files

Let's start this right: I AM NOT A TECH. Let me repeat that: I AM NOT A TECH.

I have a batch of files that have 50 or so mp3 music files in each file.

The mp3s come from different sources, and were obviously recorded at  different levels.  If you were listening to one file of say, a dozen mp3s (songs), you might need to turn the volume up or down for various ones.

By the way, did I mention that I am NOT a tech?

What I'd like to do is to adjust the levels of all the mp3s in all the files so they're all about the same, eliminating the need to "turn the volume up--or down." I'd like to do this using software that can do the adjusting for all songs in one file in "a batch" so that I do not have to do each one individually.

And in case i didn't mention it, I am not a tech!

I have done a lot of online reading about audio equalization and normalization and have come away without any real understanding because---can you guess?--I AM NOT A TECH.

The only thing that made a LITTLE sense was that MAYBE MP3 gain was what I should use. But I'm not sure.

So here I am, hoping that an expert who can explain something to someone who is NOT A TECH in plain English, will help me out.

Any takers?
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Wayne88

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Wayne, a question inspired by your comment: in MP3 Gain, the default "Normal" Volume is set to 89.0. How should I determine what the BEST volume level is to set as a default? We're talking over 60 files, each of which contains an average of 40-50 songs.
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Wayne, the videos (plus one other listed among them on the YouTube page where these are) helped to explain a lot. I do have one other question as a result of our exchanges here, before I wrap this posting up.

I found a program called GoldWave (http://www.goldwave.com) that appears to be similar to MP3 Gain. Could you take a look at it, and tell me how you think it compares and stacks up to MP3 Gain--easier, more difficult, pretty much the same, or what?

Thanks.
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Short, sweet, to the point, comprehensible, and with videos to make sure all is explained in detail.

Can it get any better than that?

Thanks, Wayne!
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Glad to be a help RadioGeorge.  Cheers!