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*Daedalus

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#1 7 years ago

Currently, Windows can set an overall volume from 0% to 100%. This would mean there are 100 possible levels of volume.

Does anyone know of a way to double the number of levels? I want the max. level to be the same, but finer control over the level. So there'd either be 200 levels, level 200 being 100%, or I could increase the volume in .5% increments.

The reason I ask is with a lot of my media, the volume is very low, meaning I have to set Windows to max, and then turn the volume up on my speakers, to get an acceptable level. When I then go to listen to music at a much lower level - but still the same volume - the jumps in volume level are quite significant because I'm at, maybe 10% of the Windows volume level.




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#2 7 years ago

that is what the mixer is for, set input levels for each source.




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#3 7 years ago

If I were to do it that way, it would be per file, not per output source.




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#4 7 years ago
*Daedalus;5491610If I were to do it that way, it would be per file, not per output source.

I see, then the songs where not recorded correctly, no matter what you do they will stay unequal.There might be some program to look at the file and do things to the audio without having to re-record each one. there might even be some program to detect the audio and make it compensate on the fly, might make it closer but not the exact.




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#5 7 years ago

start -> run "mmsys.cpl". Select the "advanced" tab.

From the pop up, press options and select properties. Make sure all of the options are ticked. Go back to the menu with lots of sliders, and increase "play control", on the far left. Turn everything else down quite a lot, then play a piece of music and slowly increase "wave" to a satisfactory volume.




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#6 7 years ago

I don't appear to have an "Advanced" tab.




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#7 7 years ago

It's specific to your sound card (driver). What are you using?

If you tick the "place volume icon in the taskbar" icon then you should be able to at least adjust the master volume and the wave volume. Basically, usually you adjust the "wave" volume (through the volume control displayed in applications), but windows has a separate "master" volume level that can be adjusted. They are effectively logarithmic scales, so if the master is only set to 30% or so then your never going to be able to turn it up much.




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#8 7 years ago

I'm using an X-Fi XtremeGamer. I can't seem to find any option anywhere for wave volume unfortunately.

Are you just talking about the per application volume sliders that Windows uses?




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#9 7 years ago

mixer, sliders for each signal, not master volume




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#10 7 years ago

That's not what I'm trying to do Red Fist.




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