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Recording music tracks at a uniform volume

Ray1000

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I hope everyone is well,
An elderly friend asked me to look on the internet for a “Sound Finalizer”
Using a stereo system he records individual songs from CD’s onto blank CD’s and was wanting something to equalise the volume on each track. Someone had suggested this is what he needed.
I only found a TC Electronic Finalizer which seems to be an expensive, vintage, complex piece of studio equipment.

Q. Presumably it can all be done on an inexpensive laptop?

Q. Is the software readily available?

Q. He has never had a computer, but I wondered if it could be made to be easy with a set of written instructions.

Thank you
Ray
 

AWS

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I can't seem to find any software for doing what he wants to do. I am sure there is something. I just can't find any. I did find the sound finalizer which is a piece of hardware. Don't know if that's what he wants. Problem is the site selling them is in German and they are expensive.
 

Ray1000

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Thank you AWS,
Apart from being expensive it may not be compatible with his equipment, not to mention the complexity of operating it. I'm sure the laptop route would be easier for him if the software is available.
Ray
 
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I'm not sure I understood the question but are the songs converted to MP3 from the original CD before being written to the CDRW? If so would something like MP3 Gain be any good? Software to "normalize" the volume of the whole disc before it is written?
 

Ray1000

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Sorry for the delay in replying RK ... this person doesn't have a PC of any kind, he was looking to even out the volume of individual tracks from original CDs copied onto blank CDs using his HiFi equipment ... I suggested to him he may be able to do it with an inexpensive laptop and some yet unknown software and still be able to play the CDs on his stereo.

Ray