Sound Files ~ Varying Volume

Kira Resari
Asked 3 months ago

 

This has been bothering me for some time now.

At the beginning, all sound files were the same volume, clearly spoken and perfectly audible, but as I continue my studies, I keep coming across more and more sound files that are barely audible and hard to understand.

Now, I could turn up my volume, but that would not only inadvertantly cause my head to explode every time I got mail while studying on Nihongo Master, but also whenever I come across the occasional drill with a sound file that is still clear and at least three times as loud as those other barely audible drills.

Since I'm working with audio editing software among other things, I know that it's not a technical problem to normalize all sound files to the same volume level. You don't have to re-record them, and I am pretty certain that the process can be autamtized with the more upscale sound editing programs, so all that's left is the matter of making it a priority issue.

So here's my question: Is this an issue that bothers anyone else, or am I the only person who has a problem with this?

I never thought of writing about it but YES it does bother me, especially when i'm on my phone with max volume, and can barely ear the sound with my ear on the sound output.

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