105.3 - 16.26 = 89.04 ~ 89.075.2 + 13.84 = 89.04 ~ 89.0
Does that mean that if I want all my mp3s normalized but with a ReplayGain relative to something different from 89dB, I have to apply with MP3Gain and disable the normalization option in Songbird?
Since MP3Gain always defaults to 89.0dB and there's no way to change it (or is there?) and since I want to have all my mp3s volume higher than 89.0dB, I guess my only option is to normalize all my mp3s with MP3Gain setting the target volume to my liking and don't enable the normalization option in Songbird. Right?
My real question here is, will all my mp3s still be normalized to that same target volume?
There are no additional options in Songbird under Advanced?
Looks like it, unless you can find some hidden pref in the configuration file that has no UI equivalent.
Yes, unless Songbird includes a "pre-amp" setting to add the increase there.
BTW, make sure you don't introduce any clipping. I have only a few CDs that would clip at 89 dB, but higher levels obviously get increasingly risky. Depends on how loud your music collection is mastered.
I think most people eithera) get mp3gain to change the mp3s, and then let dumb software play those mp3s as-is, orb) get something to write ReplayGain tags to their mp3s, and then let smart software read those tags and apple the gain changeI think it's quite rare for people to do both - i.e. change the audio data, and read the tags.
btw, I think many people here would suggest trying foobar2k.