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    Audio Compression/mixer NOT audio files
    I posted this in the switcher section also but I know people perusing here would have a better idea of what I'm talking about.

    I've got my mac-mini hooked up to my TV/stereo and the audio output is all over the place. For example, per the tv's volume scale, the P53 and wii are at about 20 for a comfortable listening volume. The mini is all over the place; itunes and dvds are in the 50's, streaming video anywhere from high 20's to 60's, and OS sounds are pretty obnoxious at any level. For the audio guys, we're talking a 15-20 db difference.

    So, is there a an audio mixer a la XP that I'm just missing someplace? 3rd party stuff? A compressor/limiter? Better ideas?

    Thanks guys
    -Ds

    Audio guy P.s.- I was thinking to put a dbx 166 inline but that wouldn't be more than a limiter, and just wouldn't sound good. Plus I'd have to get off my butt to have real volume control. Not gonna happen. I've got a fast track pro that I could use though I need it ocassionally for work and I can't think anything useful for concerning my problem. Any Ideas?

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    Volume can sometimes be controlled on a per-app basis. iTunes and Quicktime have their own volume sliders for instance, the current setting over the system's overall volume control represents 100% on those sliders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breblekeen View Post
    I posted this in the switcher section also but I know people perusing here would have a better idea of what I'm talking about.

    I've got my mac-mini hooked up to my TV/stereo and the audio output is all over the place. For example, per the tv's volume scale, the P53 and wii are at about 20 for a comfortable listening volume. The mini is all over the place; itunes and dvds are in the 50's, streaming video anywhere from high 20's to 60's, and OS sounds are pretty obnoxious at any level. For the audio guys, we're talking a 15-20 db difference.

    So, is there a an audio mixer a la XP that I'm just missing someplace? 3rd party stuff? A compressor/limiter? Better ideas?

    Thanks guys
    -Ds

    Audio guy P.s.- I was thinking to put a dbx 166 inline but that wouldn't be more than a limiter, and just wouldn't sound good. Plus I'd have to get off my butt to have real volume control. Not gonna happen. I've got a fast track pro that I could use though I need it ocassionally for work and I can't think anything useful for concerning my problem. Any Ideas?
    Other than your other sensible reply. I would say that a limiter would be my personal last resort. Limiters are dynamic devices (not that I don't think you probably know this) and affect the overall sound of the program material. Sometimes in an adverse way.

    Best of luck

    Rimmer

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    Cool, thanks.

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