GigaVox Media, Inc. » The Levelator™

GigaVox Media, Inc. » The Levelator™

If you are doing podcasts, then check out this excellent piece of free software to balance the overall levels before you post. There are versions for both Mac and Windows.

Here’s what the author’s say:

We’ve released the all-new non-beta version of The Levelator for Windows and OS X. A Linux version is coming soon. This is a major upgrade from the earlier beta-test release. Special thanks to our
team: Bruce Sharpe, Norm Lorrain, Tim McNerney and to the users and beta testers who sent in sample audio files and bug reports.

Here’s what’s new:
* A cool new interface.
* Significant improvements in the levelation algorithms. (Thanks
to all those who submitted challenging audio files. We used every one of them in our testing.)
o improved handling of background noise
o improved processing of stereo files
o fewer “breathing” and “pumping” artifacts
* All sample rates and bit depths are now supported. Previously,
some such as 22,050Hz and 24-bit were not.
* Renaming the application files to simply “Levelator” in order
to make the application easier to locate in alpahbetized
* Elimination of the Java Web Start user interface in favor of a
native UI for each platform.
* Easing of restrictions on commercial use. (Read the new
* You can now drag-and-drop an audio file onto the applications
icon, even if the application is not currently running.
* The application window can now be minimized.
* OS X 10.3 (Panther) is now supported.
* You can drag-and-drop an audio file onto the application’s icon
in the Dock (OS X).
* Temporary files are managed more efficiently.
* T-Shirts and web-site buttons!

Download The Levelator (v1.1):
The New License:
T-Shirts and Web-Site Buttons!
An Important New Survey
If you love The Levelator — okay, even if you don’t — please
spend just one minute completing our new survey. We’re working
on the next release of cool new products for podcasters, and
your input can have a significant impact on what we do and how
we do it. Trust me, we really do take your input very seriously.
Our One-Minute Survey:



  1. I’ve never been that thrilled with the results from the levelator. While it might be great if you’re just trying to even out the levels of an interview so that two voices are audible while listening to a podcast on the subway, it also tends to boost the room tone unnaturally.Of course, you’ll get the best results if you properly mic your interview and/or yourself in the first place.

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