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How to make your music more "in your face"?

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My library comes from a . . . variety of sources, but even though most of them have the same general bitrate, some songs seem shrouded. I like it when I can almost feel my speaker/headphones vibrating (in an epic, satisfying way, not "it's too loud and about to break"), but some of my songs sound like they're being played in the next room. Is there any way to make them sound less shrouded? 

P.S. The less boomy songs are either older or (in general, but strangely not always) from youtube.

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My library comes from a . . . variety of sources, but even though most of them have the same general bitrate, some songs seem shrouded. I like it when I can almost feel my speaker/headphones vibrating (in an epic, satisfying way, not "it's too loud and about to break"), but some of my songs sound like they're being played in the next room. Is there any way to make them sound less shrouded? 
P.S. The less boomy songs are either older or (in general, but strangely not always) from youtube.

Your speakers/headphones always vibrate when there is music player. wink.gif


From the limited information you provide, it seems you prefer loud, compressed music. If the music is recorded / mastered like that, it will sound like that. Other music won't. If you want to play with stuff like that, I suggest buying either a compressor/limiter or downloading an "sonic maximizer" type app. I suggest SonicMaxPro from BBE.
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Originally Posted by toriko759 View Post

My library comes from a . . . variety of sources, but even though most of them have the same general bitrate, some songs seem shrouded. I like it when I can almost feel my speaker/headphones vibrating (in an epic, satisfying way, not "it's too loud and about to break"), but some of my songs sound like they're being played in the next room. Is there any way to make them sound less shrouded? 

P.S. The less boomy songs are either older or (in general, but strangely not always) from youtube.

 

Do you use a music player that supports replay gain? You can use replay gain to keep all your music at the same loudness level. You say that it is typical of your older songs (which may mean they date from before the loudness wars) and from youtube (where the loudness of the audio depends on the uploader)---this leads me to hypothesize that a volume normalization would make all of your music sound the same.

 

foorbar and winamp are both (free) players that support replay gain, and have tools to calculate it for your music.

 

Cheers!

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Sounds like you have recessed mids and highs. Try to equalizer out those higher frequencies. I had similar problems on my jvc fx3x until i equalized it
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