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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: Re: Process too soft/loud audio with sox
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2020 07:02:53 +0000
Message-ID: <20200607070253.GA29058@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200522112224.GA22603@extensa>

Francesco Ariis <> wrote:
> Hello sox-users,
>     I have an audio file which is at times too soft and at times too
> loud. I would like to make the soft parts a little bit louder and the
> loud parts a little bit softer.
> Can sox do this?

compand and mcompand can do it in sox natively.  They're a bit
tricky to learn but fmiser wrote some great posts:

For simple cases or a final pass after compand/mcompand; I like
tap_limiter from the TAP-plugins LADSPA package:

	sox $IN $OUT ladspa -lr tap_limiter -4 3.5
	(limit to -4dB, add 3.5dB gain)

I usually use compand or mcompand for recordings which need a
lot of correction.  tap_limiter is good for recordings which
only need a little correction, or after everything else (EQ,
compand/mcompand, etc...)

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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-22 11:22 Francesco Ariis
2020-05-22 12:24 ` Måns Rullgård
2020-05-22 13:16 ` Jeff Learman
2020-05-24 12:04   ` Francesco Ariis
2020-06-07  7:02 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2020-06-07  7:10   ` Eric Wong

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