Thanks to DJ-DOGGY !!!
Oh, my God !
I cannot believe that seemingly nobody knows this.
I have tried many AGC plugins.
And I thought that the new AGC modul of StereoTool 5 (beta) would be the thing I have been waiting for so long.
I am playing all kind of different audio sources.
Original CDs (from 1982 - 2010), MP3s, Ogg, Flac, etc. and very often MP2 DVB radio broadcasts.
These MP2 DVB radio broadcasts are limited to -3 or -6 and some even to -9 dB !
So playing these MP2 mixed with some heavy loud tracks like Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal, etc. always brings me (and StereoTool, other tools I have tried) in trouble.
The new AGC in StereoTool 5 (beta) helps.
But I am still not satisfied.
So to everyone:
Please try VLevel (with the default settings) !
It works like magic.
Most important: almost without any elimination of the internal dynamic structure of the sources (depends on the lookahead time).
But as DJ-DOGGY stated: the default settings are already perfect for most sources:
Hans , the setting is at 2 seconds , thats the default setting and looks good .viewtopic.php?p=4910#p4910
I`ve tested this setting at lower (0.1-0.5) and higher (4-5 sec) and looks good at default setting of 2 seconds.
And Hans , I think that if this setting is set to more time , this causes in dinamic songs or balads or sometning to hold the gain stable for this period of time ( not to go low or high ) . It`s very important for songs with dinamic sound . 2-2.5 seconds will be enough.
Obvious this Vlevel is Open Source.
The sourceforge.net project seems to be outdated (2003):
The same thing with:
(a build from 2006)
But I have found a more uptodate foobar2000 VLevel dsp build (with some bugfixes) here:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/ind ... t&p=676710
I think this must be same site that DJ-DOGGY stumbled over ?
It works perfect with foobar2000 184.108.40.206 on my Win XP Pro SP2 machine.
I really hope, that Hans can implement this (VLevel) AGC principle in future versions of StereoTool.
Remember ! If you integrate the work of this plugin into Stereotool Or whole plugin (I don`t know) , You will be the God man .
Or is there anybody (a programmer) out here, that can build a VST and/or a Winamp DSP version
of the Wiesinger VLevel source?
Discovering this VLevel DSP is like Christmas in springtime !
Try it !
Try it !
Try it !