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Chapter 10. Mastering and Burning Cds > Normalizing CD Tracks

Normalizing CD Tracks

One hallmark of a poorly mastered CD is inappropriate matching of volume levels. When a subdued, acoustic song sounds louder than the full-tilt rock number that preceded it, you know the mastering engineer didn't do a good job.

Audition includes the Group Waveform Normalize tool to help you control the relative volume of CD tracks so that they add up to a cohesive listening experience. During normalization, the program finds the loudest part of each waveform and then adjusts the waveforms' levels so that they all peak at the same amplitude. If the levels are raised, you can apply hard limiting during the process to avoid clipping (see “Effects Menu Options” in Chapter 6).


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