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Hey guys, I use my pc to play back music [mp3's] but no matter which software I use I have the same problem with some tunes having more bass or mids or highs than others, I currently use a Radio software which has a built-in compressor limiter but that doesn't help, that only keeps the volume constant so I am wondering how radio stations are able to play music with the same frequencies? Is it special hardware equipment or software please?
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Hi Mike,

 

Check my stream and decide if it is that what You're looking for

 

I use several plugins ...

but the one who keeps all music on one level is a simple limiter

It has also a hard or soft limiter setting, stereo expander etc

Its in fact a very old WinAmp dsp ... The Tomass Limiter

 

Some gonna call Me nuts ... but it still works fine to Me .. even it is that old

I shared and installed it already very often at other projects ...

 

What settings ?

Well that depends on Your taste how it should sound

Tweak the limiter at all time while you are listening to Your stream / broadcast ... That way you gonna hear the "real" effect

Besides that manage Your EQ settings if needed

 

Good luck !

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Hi Mike, Check my stream and decide if it is that what You're looking for

I use several plugins ...

but the one who keeps all music on one level is a simple limiter

 

Appreciate the help GK, I will need to listen to your stream this coming Saturday on my large rig and will let you know if it's just like any FM station where all frequencies are constant. Meantime, as mentioned, my Radio software has a built-in compressor/limiter and this does not have the frequencies all on one level, all it does is keep the volume level. Can you tell me exactly which limiter plugin you use please?

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