|Xpand is a simple Python script with Glade GUI front-end for sox, cdparanoia,
notlame, mpg123 and normalize. It uses the compand option in sox to adjust the
dynamic range of music so the soft parts can be heard in a noisy environment,
such as a car. The volume level can be normalized to a standard level so that music
originally recorded at different levels will all have the same volume. Music can
be read from an MP3, Wav file or straight from a music CD and output to a MP3 or WAV file.
||The Compand Option tab allows the various compand
options in sox to be set. There is a default setting which works with most
music, and user-defined presets that can be used for experimenting. The default
preset sets the gain for each level halfway to 0 dB. If the input music level is
at -30 dB, then the output level is -15 dB. If it is at -10 dB, then the output
is at -5 dB.
Bug Reports, Suggestions and Copying
Xpand.py was written by Tom Saavedra. This program is free software; you may distribute it under
the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
Foundation, either version 2 or (at your option) any later
version. (See the file COPYING.)
There is no warranty for this software, see the file COPYING.
If you want to report bugs or have a suggestion, please