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ernie goldstein Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
As soon as i upgraded to lepaord this weekend I found out that volume logic will no longer work and that it has been discontinued. I really loved this software as it made a big difference in itunes sound. Would anyone know if there is another software program on the market which is just as good as volume logic and what web site to go to purchase.

v2 premier, Windows XP
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,075 points)
    See this -> SRS iWOW
  • davald Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My issue is how to get rid of the Volume Logic files. When I opened iTunes after installing Leopard, I got a message from Volume Logic (options to buy the product use demo, etc.). I want to disable this message upon opening iTunes. I've deleted everything I could find searching "VLC," "Volume Logic," and even "Plantronics" (the developer). But there must be an errant plugin or script that I'm missing, although I've searched in every library I can think of.

    Any suggestions here?
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,075 points)
    Run the Volume Logic installer to remove it.
    Check here -> /Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/
    and here -> /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/VolumeLogic.plugin.
  • davald Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, Chris.

    I had just discovered the file (the uninstaller) before your post. All is (finally) well with iTunes.
  • Atomic Al Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
    Is there another software program out there that does what *Volume Logic* did +(and did good)+ - corrects the song to song volume shifts? I retried *SRS iWOW* and while it is good for enhancing music, it just doesn't equalize volume levels from different recordings.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,075 points)
    *it just doesn't equalize volume levels from different recordings.*
    It's not supposed to.
    You do have Sound Check enables in iTunes prefs, correct?
    It's not foolproof but it's better than nothing?

    I use this -> iVolume
    "iVolume improves the built-in 'Sound Check' function of iTunes to have your songs actually play at the same volume level.

    iTunes uses a very fast algorithm to quickly analyze the volume of its songs. It's fast, but it's not very accurate. iVolume corrects the volume information that iTunes has calculated with better values. Therefore an algorithm is used that is oriented on the perception of the human ears. The result is a huge improvement of the 'Sound Check' function. You never have to readjust the main volume again when playing back your songs in random order. This is perfect e. g. for music on partys or hearing songs in random order with the iPod."
  • Atomic Al Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
    Chris CA wrote:
    *it just doesn't equalize volume levels from different recordings.*
    It's not supposed to.

    There are a few reviews out there suggesting both programs did the same thing.

    Sound Check does very little - guess that's why iVolume was invented. I'll try iVolume. I didn't before because I have over 33,000 songs at home and the same amount at my business. It takes quite a bit of time to process each song and *Volume Logic* did the trick 'on the fly'. I do realize that iVolume is a one time process - I don't have to run it each time on the same song. As I'm typing this, it's processed 8 of the 10 songs I'm allowed to try before buying.

    I hope it's a good solution.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,075 points)
    iVolume works a LOT quicker if you set it to the foreground and let it go.
    You can let it run overnight if you have a bunch of songs.
  • Atomic Al Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
    Just to be clear to others - I was responsible for it taking too long to process. iVolume is much faster if I let iTunes create its tags ('iTunNORM') first, before I run iVolume ;-(... It was stalling on the songs without tags....

    I have run out of time to to play with iVolume tonight, but the early results sound promising with the few songs processed. I'll play tomorrow with the built in equalizer instead using *Volume Logic* for sound depth. Thanks for the suggestion, Chris.

  • The Zach Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
    Volume Logic claims to have a Leopard fix:

    -Close iTunes if open
    -Open Terminal: Applications/Utilities/Terminal
    -Copy and paste the following
    cd /usr/lib
    sudo cp libcrypto.0.9.dylib libcrypto.0.9.dylib.old
    sudo cp libssl.0.9.dylib libssl.0.9.dylib.old
    sudo ln -sf libcrypto.0.9.7.dylib libcrypto.0.9.dylib
    sudo ln -sf libssl.0.9.7.dylib libssl.0.9.dylib
    -If you are asked for your computer password (not a Volume Logic password), enter it and then re-paste the code into Terminal again.
    -Close Terminal
    -Open iTunes

    I ran it, however, and all heck broke loose. The first time I ran it, Volume Logic gave me an error message. So I ran it again. iTunes crashed and refused to reopen. When I tried to report the problem to Apple, the reporter crashed. I tried to ignore that, but the option to report the reporter crashing keep coming up. So I rebooted. Now my iMac won't turn on. I tried a PRAM reset, but no luck either.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)
    If you don't mind running a separate program along with iTunes, consider Audio Hijack Pro. Though on first glance it's just for capturing and recording, it does much more, and works very well as a passthrough processor for realtime audio. It has a very good compressor module (one of the VST effects module, if I remember correctly) as well as an "exciter" type module. The Leopard version is still in public preview, but it seemed to work well for me for the brief time I tested it. It will take a bit more setup, but I found the result to be much better (and far more controllable) than Volume Logic.

    Disclaimer: any product suggestion and link given is strictly for reference and is not an endorsement of that or any other vendor. I get no personal benefit from the sale of any product I may recommend in any of my posts in the Discussions.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (47,610 points)

    I'm another person grieving over the loss of Volume Logic. Are the instructions for setting up Audio Hijack Pro as a replacement in the program docs?
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)
    Hi, Meg,

    It's not really spelled out in the AHP docs, no. But it's not that hard to figure out. Basically you select iTunes in the Component list, then go to the Effects tab, click on the first box to add an effect, and choose the Multiband Compressor in the AudioUnit Effect -> Apple menu. Then click the "Hijack" button. Other effects can be added as you see fit, though one of the EQ effects or Excitifier VST Effect is probably the only other ones that would make much sense. If you download the preview and load it up, this will make more sense; it's pretty clear, I think, once you can see the interface.

    So not anywhere as easy as Volume Logic - it helps you know something about audio processing, so that the effects make sense - but as I said, in my short testing it was a lot better quality if you're willing to work with it a bit (with a little help from your friends, if necessary). AHP also has the advantage of being able to process sound from other players, web browsers, etc. The principal disadvantage is that AHP isn't a background app; it must be running to work.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (47,610 points)
    Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try when I get home.
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