I think I know the answer(s), but thought I should canvas opinion too.....
In total I have 32000 flac tracks, some of which have one or more tags populated relating to volume and replay gain. I've listed below the volumes of tracks with each respective tag populated. My questions are:
- is it good practice (necessary even) to use the volume/replay gain tags? (I do want all songs to be the same volume when playing back).
- if answer to 1) is 'yes', should I remove the existing tags and then analyse my complete library? The advantage of this approach is consistency as I have never set the tags myself and at least afterwards all volume tags will have been set in the same way.
Many thanks in advance.
Tags and no.s of tracks:
PEAK LEVEL (R128) 980
PEAK LEVEL (SAMPLE) 1253
VOLUME LEVEL (R128) 980
VOLUME LEVEL (REPLAYGAIN) 1302