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How To Change Volume On SFX without Changing the metadata?
Old 23rd March 2014
Gear Head
🎧 5 years
How To Change Volume On SFX without Changing the metadata?

I have a bunch of SFX that I've already recorded and added metadata too. Now I realized that I need to lower the gain on some of the SFX. How is this possible in Pro Tools or other software while maintaining "ALL" the Metadata?

Old 23rd March 2014
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Dode's Avatar
🎧 15 years
If you're on a Mac, you can try TwistedWave, it keeps all metadatas, even unknown / crypted ones (Soundminer v4), when saving, and also has a batch conversion functionality :
TwistedWave, an Audio Editor for Mac
Old 1st April 2014
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airbornesound's Avatar
🎧 10 years
There are two other options.

You can use iZotope RX to change the gain. RX leaves Soundminer metadata intact even after modifying and saving files. Create a batch job in RX if you'd like to do many at once.

Another option is to use Soundminer itself.

1. move the files you want to change to a separate desktop folder (this isn't entirely necessary, but keeps things organized)
2. create a new Soundminer database of just those files
3. change the gain of that folder of files. Important: ensure that the modified files retain the original file naming scheme. If you modify them at all this won't work
4. Return to that Soundminer database. Select all, and re-embed the metadata. If the modified filenames are the same as the originals, Soundminer will simply re-embed the metadata over top of the modified files.

This can be a bit finicky, so ensure you make backups.
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