Increase a Songs Volume in iTunes

Sep 30, 2010 - 6 Comments

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If you come across a song playing in iTunes and it doesn’t play loud enough for your preference, you can individually increase the volume level of any specific song. Likewise, if a song plays too loud, you can lower the volume using the same controls, which are presented as an easy to use slider.

The song volume adjustments is handled through iTunes settings on a per-song basis, and it’s quite easy to accomplish on iTunes client for Mac or Windows by doing the following:

  1. Right click on the song name and select “Get Info”
  2. Click on the ‘Options’ tab
  3. Slide the Volume Adjustment slider all the way to 100%
  4. Click OK

If you set it to 100%, the song will now play at twice the level it did before, and so on.

In my experience this does not degrade the quality of the audio whatsoever, though it really depends on bitrate and the overall audio quality of the song file, so but generally speaking it’s a pretty safe choice.

Boosting the song volume like this on a per song basis is a good way to fix the way a single song plays, which often vary tremendously with a variety of volume levels depending on what the source of the audio file was. Another trick that users can also use is to set iTunes to automatically adjust song volume levels, and iTunes will attempt to play all music files at the same volume level, functioning as a volume equalizer of sorts.

This tricks works in the Mac OS X and Windows versions of iTunes.

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Posted by: William Pearson in iTunes, Tips & Tricks


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  1. adam says:

    Iam disapointed about qulity of the tips sometimes,
    Somes are really usefull like terminal, hidden feature, but some are integrated in system, is not a tips, is a feature ;)

  2. GLS says:

    Or use iVolume, a great utility for normalising individual songs or entire albums.

  3. Reid says:

    What if I want to apply this volume adjustment to all my songs? Is there a way to do a batch?

    • mark says:

      go to your main menu, click on one song. Press control and A on keyboard this will highlight all the songs. Right click on one of the songs and select ‘get info’, it will ask if you want to get info from multiple songs…. then you click ok, and go to the increasing volume method.

      • Lito says:

        Mark I’ve always had to do it one by one for years,never thought it was this easy… You are a beast, good looking bro!!

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