Volume Logic
Volume Logic
1.3.2L

4.0

Volume Logic free download for Mac

Volume Logic1.3.2L

15 November 2007

iTunes volume dynamics adjuster.

Overview

Volume Logic plug-in is the premier solution for audio shifting and volume control between tracks in Apple's iTunes 7. Audio files in iTunes are run through an the Volume Logic algorithm in real-time to enhance and amplify frequencies thousands of times per second. In addition to increasing the perceived loudness, Volume Logic eliminates background hiss and overdrive to deliver a clear, crisp sound. Volume Logic v1.3.2 is Universal Binary and now compatible with both PowerPC and Intel Macs. If you haven't experienced the Volume Logic Effect, try it for 30 days and hear for yourself.

What's new in Volume Logic

Version 1.3.2L: Fix for Leopard compatibility.

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77 Reviews of Volume Logic

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hwgray
11 December 2010
Version: 1.3.2L

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HOW TO USE! Download iWOW (updated for Leopard) Demo and install Quit iTunes or don't start iTunes.... Drag the iWOW plugin out of /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/HAL/ to the desktop Ctrl Click iWOW plugin (show package contents) Goto Contents/MacOS/ (you should see iTea.) Ctrl Click VolumeLogic plugin (show package contents) Goto Contents/MacOS/ (you should see iTea.) Replace the iTea located in the Volume Logic plugin with the one from iWOW on the desktop. Download the Latest eSR SDK Mount the eSellerate Embedded SDK and look in the "eSellerate Libs" folder for "EWSMacCompress.tar.gz" Go to /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/HAL/VolumeLogic.plugin Ctrl click and choose "Show Package contents" and open the folder "Resources" Replace the "EWSMacCompress.tar.gz" with the one from the eSR SDK dmg you just mounted Forget eSellerate Libs! Use Find File - available here at MacUpdate - and find the most recent EWSMacCompress.tar.gz file, from ANY app whatsoever, and use that. If the suggestion above hasn't worked for you, it's probably because the file from eSellerate is probably too old. Volume Logic is great used alone, but it can also be combined with iWOW, Digital Power Station, Hear, or even used in conjunction with all of them at once! iMac 7,0; OS X 10.6.5; iTunes 10; Sony MDR-V900HD's; Bose MusicMonitors. OTOH, AstoundSound v3.0.2, supposedly SL-compatible, will not even load for me
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Furthur
31 October 2011
Version: 1.3.2L
wendylou's website is no longer working can someone post the directions that are working in lion please.
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cbp85
31 August 2011
Version: 1.3.2L
With regards to all of those out of luck on 10.7 Lion: I originally worked with one of the original founders of Octiv to patch and release the Snow Leopard Volume Logic 1.3.2L version plugin that was posted on the Plantronics website for a short time. Since there seems to be no easy way at the moment to get VL working on Lion without enabling 32-bit iTunes mode or doing some hefty patching, I had developed a work-around knowing this day would come and tried my best to mimic the VL capabilities for best overall sound from the default stated purpose of the VL plugin, without using any plugins. After a LONG time testing and tweaking, I think many of you will be pleased with the built-in iTunes solution I have come up with. I have posted a screenshot of the settings you'll need to adjust the EQ and Sound Enhancer (Preferences) in iTunes to in order mimic the VL plugin. Please see the attached picture posted here: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=9k8h89&s=7 Hope you all will find this a worthwhile solution. Feel free to leave your comments.
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4.5
Acuraice
01 August 2011
Version: 1.3.2L
wendylou's fix WORKED !!! go to her link: http://www.wendydunham.com/news/blog/volume-logic-fix-or-replace.html follow instructions,the plist file she's talking about is in user/library which isn't visible in lion,download and use visible to make the finder show invisible items,when finished click to hide invisible items to go back to the way it was. also after you edit the value from false to true,choose get info and locked the playlist file you just edited,may have to enter password to unlock at bottom right then click the locked box! also go to applications folder and click once on iTunes app,choose get info and check the box next to open in 32 bit mode. launch iTunes,minimize iTunes big window and behind it will be the volume logic window as before grayed out a bit,but you can still use the mouse to adjust. works perfectly GOD BLESS HER!!!
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monty-3
23 May 2011
Version: 1.3.2L
Volume Logic is no longer supported. From Plantronics: "Volume logic was discontinued around 4 years ago. It's no longer available." So for users having trouble with it and iTunes 10.2.2 there is no fix, no patch, no update.
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4.5
hwgray
03 March 2011
Version: 1.3.2L
The only problem with this excellent app is that Plantronics, after buying out the author, simply shut down development of it, for no apparent reason. WTF is the point of buying something that IN NO WAY IS IN COMPETITION WITH YOUR OWN PRODUCT and then discontinuing it? Volume logic can be hacked to make it work with Snow Leopard, but the hack, IME, with keep VL alive for only thirty days. After that, it's dead again. Perhaps it can be re-hacked, but I haven't tried to do that, yet. And GenAudio, after buying out AstoundStereo, apparently has the same plan for AstoundSound, which hasn't been updated in years. It still works, but only after you restart System Prefs, a sure sign of approaching death.
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hwgray
11 December 2010
Version: 1.3.2L
HOW TO USE! Download iWOW (updated for Leopard) Demo and install Quit iTunes or don't start iTunes.... Drag the iWOW plugin out of /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/HAL/ to the desktop Ctrl Click iWOW plugin (show package contents) Goto Contents/MacOS/ (you should see iTea.) Ctrl Click VolumeLogic plugin (show package contents) Goto Contents/MacOS/ (you should see iTea.) Replace the iTea located in the Volume Logic plugin with the one from iWOW on the desktop. Download the Latest eSR SDK Mount the eSellerate Embedded SDK and look in the "eSellerate Libs" folder for "EWSMacCompress.tar.gz" Go to /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/HAL/VolumeLogic.plugin Ctrl click and choose "Show Package contents" and open the folder "Resources" Replace the "EWSMacCompress.tar.gz" with the one from the eSR SDK dmg you just mounted Forget eSellerate Libs! Use Find File - available here at MacUpdate - and find the most recent EWSMacCompress.tar.gz file, from ANY app whatsoever, and use that. If the suggestion above hasn't worked for you, it's probably because the file from eSellerate is probably too old. Volume Logic is great used alone, but it can also be combined with iWOW, Digital Power Station, Hear, or even used in conjunction with all of them at once! iMac 7,0; OS X 10.6.5; iTunes 10; Sony MDR-V900HD's; Bose MusicMonitors. OTOH, AstoundSound v3.0.2, supposedly SL-compatible, will not even load for me
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Stevej
27 May 2010
Version: 1.3.2L
Well, just gave up trying to get this wonderful plug-in to work under 10.6.3. Despite all the suggestions listed below in other comments. Just changed to piping my audio signal out to Audio Hijack Pro. Wonderful sound out of iTunes again.
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Pboyce
30 April 2010
Version: 1.3.2L
I paid for and used VL on a pc for years. I consider it an absolute must-have for itunes. I've now switched to a mac with snow leopard. Question: after installing 1.3.2L, how do I SPECIFICALLY get the Demo mode to go away? It will not accept my serial number and seems to be counting the days down. After 28 days, I will not have VL anymore!!! I read the post about how esellerate helped someone unlock the demo mode, but he never mentions exactly how this was done. Nobody seems to be saying exactly what to do to get the DEMO mode to go away. Can someone please help with this? I'm sure a lot of VL users would like to know.
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zx
12 March 2010
Version: 1.3.2L
We're PAID costumers. Update already!!!
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Ash-Wednesday
04 March 2010
Version: 1.3.2L
Have VL 1.32 running on MacPro (10.6.2 iTunes9.03(15) and so far all is well. Some artefact in the meters display. This is a great piece of software and very easy on the ear. Much nicer than SRSWow thingy. Also is a great mastering tool. I run soundtracks for video productions through VL as the final stage of an audio mix. (Export Audio file from Final Cut edit, import to iTunes, play out through VL and Capture with Audio Hijack Pro. Import back to FCP and drop back on the time-line...) Evens off the peaks and gives "Warmth and Presence". Great for voices too. Bought a licence for Mac when first released. Hope the original developer does a Mac version again. I, for one, would buy it without hesitation. Maybe he could do an AU plugin for FCP?? No idea why Plantronics dropped it. Opportunity missed...
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Aruwimi
09 December 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
Hello, This comment is in fact an answer to EVERYBODYHATESCHRIS who asked this today in another thread ( SRS iWOW Premium 3.1): "I am still using iTunes 8 with VL 1.3.2 on my OSX 10.4.11. Does anyone know if (a) iTunes 9 is compatible with VL 1.3.2 for Tiger users? (b) if an upgrade is available for VL and where to get it? - i've not heard of VL 1.7 I thought VL had stopped committing to Mac users. Thanks for your help." ----------------------- Answer to (a) : YES. A few weeks ago, I upgraded my iTunes from 8 to 9, expected/feared some problem with my VL 1.3.2 but everything went fine. VL remained a fantastic app' for my then Mac 10.4.11 (Today's features below). Answer to (b) : As far as I know, there is no upgrade for VL 1.3.2. As you point, I never heard about a 1.7 version. ----------------------- And NOW, for whoever interested, here are my last experience with VL 1.3.2 1- Very recently, I decided to upgrade my Mac from Tiger 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard 10.6 (currently 10.6.2). In general, everything went fine. 2- BUT, opening iTunes 9, I found that VL was still present but not functioning. 3- After reading a dozens of threads here and elsewhere about VL 1.3.2, decided to uninstall it completely and then to re-install it. 4- Downloaded the version 1.3.2 L (Fix for Leopard compatibility) See above on this MacUpdate page. 5- After VL installation and opening iTunes, the usual VL mini-window opened : I tried to click "BUY" or "ACTIVATE" with my old VL Serial Number, but got no positive reaction. (Tried that 4 or 5 times) 6- Clicked then DEMO, and everything went fine immediately. VL was functioning as before, alas with the "30 Days Trial" warning. 7- Ready then to live the last 30 days of my VL App', I let the days passing, taking the most of my boosted iTunes 9 with VL... 8- After the last day, I tried once more time and opened iTunes... and guess what ? 9- VL 1.3.2 L is from now on fully functional and as stunning as before ! I did nothing, touched nothing, VL rocks ! If he exists, a million thanks to the Computing God. Sorry Guys, I have no explanation at all. It remains a mystery. (My Mac : MacBook Black OS 10.6.2; 2 GHz Intel Core Duo; Memory: 2 Go 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; iTunes 9)
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Varth-Dader
01 November 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
Looking for an alternative to SRSiWOW (which I've used for over 2 years but now has been binned by snow leopard). I found this (volume logic) and really like the sound from itunes/iMac (eben better than iWOW) but it seems that after the 30 day trial it will be useless as I can't buy a licence? What is the point of having a demo on here that you can't buy?
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Lesm
16 September 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
After upgrading to Snow Leopard, Volume Logic itself seems to be fully functional. However, there are errors in the console log that have something to do with 'iTea' VL apparently uses. I'm not a developer, but just looking at the console messages (search for iTea), it looks like a serious incompatibility to me. I also noticed some visual artifacts on Volume Logic's level meters, but they don't seem to impair functionality though.
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JPP-Zoso
04 August 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
just stumbled across this whilst perusing through wikipedia's entry on volume logic...relative to the main developer from octiv, inc leaving shortly after plantronics bought them out. breakway audio enhancer , the volume logic successor. windoze only application at the moment. forum discussion gives mixed signals on mac development, but it might be worth monitoring since none of the other audio enhancers match volume logic's performance or ease of use.
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Thus-spake-z
27 June 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
As far as I can determine, Volume Logic is no longer available. When Plantronics absorbed the company that developed V.L., Volume Logic was dropped. Dunno why.
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Lesm
23 April 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
I totally agree with most other comments: Volume Logic is great. It actually does something good to your music instead of ruin it. After two years I'm still VERY MUCH hoping for an official rebirth. Unlike other plugins, Volume Logic is basically a 5 band compressor/limiter with auto gain control and an adjustable bass boost algorithm. For those that have paid for it two years ago and have gotten it to work on Leopard (like me after some serious Google effort), I'd recommend the 'Pop' preset with 75% drive and 25% bass boost. Although VL can not be fully manually tweaked (attack/release controls are missing), the ample amount of presets more than make up for that imho. There is no plugin that comes anywhere near the quality that VL delivers. Please, bring Volume Logic back to life!! I would easily shell out twice the money it cost originally.
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Chuckbo
30 March 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
The plugin is awesome. It stopped the clipping that I was getting from iTunes. The only problem is that even though I purchased it, the program won't accept my serial number, so I can't get out of demo mode. Plantronics doesn't even reply to my notes -- no way will I or my clients ever buy anything from Plantronics again.
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Xenophile
18 March 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
Downloaded, installed, and rocked out. Checked out developer site to buy Volume Logic, only to find a message saying it is discontinued.
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Jimmysmits
14 March 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
Installed 1.3.2L in iTunes 8.1 on 10.5.6 and VL fired right up. I couldn't click on any of the VL dialog buttons, but once I right-clicked on iTunes in the dock to quit, VL asked for my reg number. VL is STILL better than Hear Pro or iWow. I own all three and prefer VL.
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Baron83
07 January 2009
Version: 1.3.2L
I am running Leopard and VL 1.3.2. I use a set of Monsoon speakers with a subwoofer. I bought a copy of Hear and I agree with others that VL is much easier to use and results in a cleaner and easier to manage sound. Its availability in iTunes means I can quickly adjust the setting for any recording. Hear isn't the only one I've tried and I always come back to VL.
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Dshore95
18 December 2008
Version: 1.3.2L
DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT download this app, it is no longer functional in its Demo mode and is not available for sale. The most important detail is that Plantronics, the company who designed this software, does not support the product. Removal of this product was difficult and the toll free operators had no idea how to deal with my needs. I finally found someone in their Canadian 800 number who was able to respond with a fix. The Santa Cruz people had no clue. I suggest that MacUpdate remove access to this download as well
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O5220803
25 August 2008
Version: 1.3.2L
Sadly, Hear and iWow tend to over process, iTunes input, while VL remains totally clean! So YOU make the choice!
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O5220803
20 August 2008
Version: 1.3.2L
Truly, the best compliment for iTunes around! Sadly, the folks at Plantroncs have aborted VL! It would be nice if Joe Soft and SRS could reproduce the magic of VL. BTW, I am a registered use of both iWOW and Hear, and they can't match the excellence of VL, without a lot of fiddling with various settings by the end-user! And few of us have time for that! Many thanks to the prudent pros at MacUpdate for maintaining a good copy of VL in their Archive. I've tried them all, and still come back to VL! How about the rest of you?
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Easer
02 August 2008
Version: 1.3.2L
I have not found any other program that does what VL did. I currently use VL in conjunction with Hear. I had been using SRS iWow, which is nice but which seems to create a certain level of audio distortion for me. Alas, though, no matter what programs I've tried (including AudioHijack Pro - also a great program, by the way), I have to use VL to ensure that my sound levels don't get out of hand. To developers out there: Surely, at least one of you can create something akin to what VL did? I cannot believe it would not be a best seller.
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Jmccamb
06 May 2008
Version: 1.3.2L
This plugin works great and does what it claims it does very well. Though this is the case, what I found after using this plug in for six months was that I ultimately enjoy my music better without it. There is no question that music sounds better after enabling the plug in, however, because the plugin strives to achieve a consistent volume throughout the mix the dynamic range becomes extinguished in the process. One dimension of music is extremely diminished by use of this plugin, which for me made me realize that the beauty in music is in the details. A powerful chorus is powerful because it typically is louder and more intense than the verses. After compression or limiting the signal, everything is the same volume thus reducing and almost cutting out the dynamic range of the song entirely.
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Easer
06 February 2008
Version: 1.3.2L
Well, thank goodness for the people at eSellerate. They went out of their way to solve my license problem. The people at Plantronics just plain suck. All they could do was tell me "the product won't work with Leopard." Hey, come to my house and see for yourself, morons. To my knowledge, they still make this for Windows. If so, I for one plan to go to VersionTracker for Windows and any other Windows shareware site I can find and post a review that warns them they may be buying a product that will no longer be supported. I suggest you all do the same.
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Easer
02 February 2008
Version: 1.3.2L
I'm hoping someone can help me. I have a version of VL that works with Leopard. I own a license. I recently bought a new laptop, and I cannot get VL to accept the license. It tries to validate and simply says there's an unknown error. I even installed the old plist files and such. No luck. I seem to be able to run it in demo mode, but it says that's going bad in 30 days. Plantronics is, of course, inaccessible. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Xypher
30 December 2007
Version: 1.3.2L
Many, many thanks to the Admin for making 1.3.2l available again. I've looked everywhere on forums, underground etc and no one has a copy. Happy new year!
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Nedron
26 December 2007
Version: 1.3.2L
Found a working fix for 1.3.2 that allows VL to run under Leopard... http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/no_more_volume_logic_update/
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Nedron
26 December 2007
Version: 1.3.2L
Many people were familiar with Volume Logic for iTunes, a product which provided a sophisticated audio level normalization function. There was a key difference between VL and iTunes' built-in normalizer (Sound Check). SC simply found the peak level in each song and increased/decreased the volume of every song so that those peaks were approximately the same when played back. This basically prevented any song from having a particularly loud peak event (at least no louder than any other.) It did nothing to help make quiet parts closer to louder parts. VL, on the other hand, normalized constantly as a song was playing, so that the level of quiet parts would be massaged upward, while louder parts were lowered, generally resulting in a consistent volume level across an entire song. Yes, VL users know that this is actually dramatically changing how a song is mixed, since high and low volumes are reflective of the characteristics of both the instruments being played and the choices of the mixer. However, when riding in a car or working in a loud office, etc., it is handy being able to set your volume once and not have to ride the gain to hear quiet parts while also not blowing out your eardrums after forgetting to lower the gain as the song gets louder. I touch on this because I've seen a number of people recommend iWOW from SRS labs as a replacement for the now defunct VL. iWOW is NOT the same type of product as VL, and, in fact, does not provide any normalization features at all. At least not that I have found in prior usage or in the current product data sheet. It does do your typical audio "enhancement" (bass drive, wide stereo, etc.) but nothing at all along the capability of VL. -David P.S. If anyone ever actually was able to download VL 1.3.2L, please contact me. Plantronics has shut down the VL website completely, and it looks as though they did it almost immediately after posting the notification re: 1.3.2L, which means very few people actually got hold of it. I have yet to find a 1.3.2L installer. I've contacted Plantronics and they will not provide a download of 1.3.2L.
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Nedron
26 December 2007
Version: 1.3.2L
Whither 1.3.2L Has anyone actually been able to get 1.3.2L? If so, does the version show as 1.3.2L in the interface, or does it still say 1.3.2? If not in the interface, what is the "CFBundleGetInfoString" value in the info.plist? I ask because, while I've found several downloads around the 'net claiming to be 1.3.2L, none of them indicate 1.3.2L anywhere by in the name of the disk image. -David
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Xypher
26 December 2007
Version: 1.3.2L
Can the users who have this version send me a copy via my profile addy please? Merry Xmas!
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Xypher
26 December 2007
Version: 1.3.2L
The link is down and the company has changed their site. You'd think they would have had the decency to continue supporting this product. What happens to the people who bought it?
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Easer
15 November 2007
Version: 1.3.2L
I use both with iTunes. But there are two additional options: 1. AudioHjack Pro. With that program, you can use a variety of VST and Audio Component plug-ins to customize sound settings for a range of programs including iTunes, DVD Player, and so on. 2. OSS 3D. I go back and forth with this one. It's reasonably stable and has some interesting settings. It does seem to cause issues with the System Settings program. I don't know if either are compatible with Leopard. (I don't use Leopard.) I do know that the AudioHijack folks tend to be pretty swift at getting out updates, and I've had good customer support. Frankly, I don't even use iTunes as my primary music player anymore. I use the free Cog in conjunction with AudioHijack Pro. I get sweet sound, system-wide hotkeys, gapless audio, and a lot less strain on my CPU. (In fairness, I've not actually measured CPU use on any of these, but I do know my system runs a lot faster with COG & AHP than with iTunes & VL & iWow.)
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Wompedy
28 October 2007
Version: 1.3.2
so apparently there IS a competitor for Volume Logic called SRS iWOW 2. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22847/ and while it also does not work with Leopard, at least they are still supporting it and claim it will shortly. I have not used it to know if it does as good a job as Volume Logic did, but here's hoping...
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Wompedy
27 October 2007
Version: 1.3.2
the previous post is correct, the company has stopped developing this software. also, leopard broke it. i am so upset. this software is what made iTunes a good solution for me, and as far as i can tell there is no alternative to its equal.
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Xypher
16 October 2007
Version: 1.3.2
Now the company's stopped development this should be offered as a free download.
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Verycarla
15 September 2007
Version: 1.3.2
Just slightly more expensive than I'd like but still inexpensive (I have a mental block that says anything over $15 for software is a rip-off, so don't mind me!). I'm using this in conjunction with SRS iWow right now and the difference in sound is insane. Everything sounds SO much better it's like night and day. The original audio sounds dull and muddy by comparison. Apple NEEDS to license and incorporate these technologies into the iPod and iTunes. I'll be buying a license as soon as I can.
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Easer
14 January 2007
Version: 1.3
I've had no problems with the beta version. But jeez, I wish there were a way to reduce the cpu on this program. (Yes, I have turned off the meters, visualizers, etc.) I'd also like to be able to create some of my own presets. Quite honestly, I've gotten the very best sound out of a combination of VL and OSS 3D. Of course, I can't use my computer anymore . . .
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Emulaunch
11 January 2007
Version: 1.3
There is a beta available from their website. http://www.volumelogic.com/beta/ Make sure you completely uninstall the old version before installing the new one. I thought I had and the beta didn't work. I made sure to run the uninstaller from the /Library/Logs/Volume Logic folder and then trashed the plugin found in /Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/ and ~/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/ After installing the beta again, everything seems to be working just fine. I forgot I had missed Volume Logic. Yes I realize its changing the music, but hey it compressed music (AAC 192kbps) and an iSub and Apple speakers over here, it can use all the help it can get.
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Mac-Bitch
07 January 2007
Version: 1.3
Yea me too. I am a student so I cannot afford myself to throw the few bucks I have out of the window. I really AM frustrated.
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Mousee
13 September 2006
Version: 1.3
Seems to be broken with iTunes 7. It shows up in iTunes, but has no more effect, even after upgrading to QuickTime 7.1.3.
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Kennydopegr
10 July 2006
Version: 1.3
a'right, let's see what we got from this. pros: - VL 1.3 does a great job and normalizes all audio played by iTunes. - Carefully designed interface and quite a good eq's interactivity. - can be bought downloaded via their eshop rather than CD ordered. cons: - powerbook 1.33/768ram and it needs extra 28% cpu usage (almost 40% cpu usage just to hear my music). !!aaouts!! - not a Universal Binary app (so what am I purchasing this once again when I purchase my intel mac?) - it costs USD19.95, and if you buy it inside the EU, agggrrr you have to pay the VAT. Never mentioned at first site. So, I need almost 23 euro just to get my cpu fried :)
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Audio-Editor
08 June 2006
Version: 1.3
An excellent plugin. This plugin is essentially a software compressor/limiter/expander with a 5-band graphic equalizer built into it aswell. Most of the negative reports and reviews I have seen on the net about this plugin seem to totally miss the point, that this plugin by it's very nature, will tinker with the dynamics of the music in real-time, all the time - that's what it is supposed to do! What this means in laymens terms, is that quiet bits will sound louder, and louder bits will sound quieter. This is the normal processing that normally goes on in hardware at every single radio station to control the dynamics of the music prior to feeding the audio to the transmitter. For example, using Maryanne Faithfull's Ballad Of Lucy Jordan, played normall(without the plugin) the sound is as it was engineered to be, yet with the plugin on-line, the gain is massively increased, and the song becomes something quite different to listen to - some would say that the difference is horrible, but remember that this is what it is supposed to be doing - improving/boosting the low intensity sound and attenuating the high/powerful sounds, to make things much more "Even" across the whole dynamic range of the music. This plugin is not suitable for any music purist who simply wishes to improve their sound from their PC and MP3 collection - generally, they will hate it. But for those of us who run/maintain/build radio stations, it is a God-send of a plugin, saving hundred and hundreds of dollars worth of hardware audio processing. It is also brilliant installed on a laptop computer, with the Winamp line-in plugin used as a limiter/compressor/expander for watching DVD's - their wide dynamic range often has you reahing for the volume control - try playing the DVD movie "Amadeus" without a compressor - the dialouge is too quiet, and the music too loud. All in all, provided you understand what the plugin is actually trying to do, an excellent product in my opinion.
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Sebire
23 March 2006
Version: 1.3
How can there be such rave reviews for a product that completely supresses all dynamic expression? The volume just goes all over the place. All crescendoes and diminuendoes are just steamrollered flat, and there are so many irritating variations in volume in the space of a few notes. Either I am not using this piece of software properly, or it is completely awful.
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Wompedy
08 February 2006
Version: 1.3
this is an indispensable app! music sounds terrible without it. people have talked a lot about how good it is for little built-in speakers and what not, but i'd like to mention how great it also is for nice large speakers. i have a pair of $900 boston acoustics, running thru a decent enough amp, and music sounds infinitely better with Volume Logic on rather than off. particularly spoken word or spoken words over background music sound better. but in general, everything just sounds much better.
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4.5
Perplexity
13 January 2006
Version: 1.3
My music does sound better, not worse mister audio engineer. Using it a year or so and it turned my so so logitech Z3 speaker system into a much better one with a much better sound spectrum. Listening mostly to electro and it works well.
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3.5
Anonymous
07 October 2005
Version: 1.01
this works amazingly with iTunes 5. yeah, there were some worry-causing hang-ups, but after a restart it worked.
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Anonymous
26 March 2005
Version: 1.01
Fantastic for computers with built-in speaker (emac, imacG5, imacG3) wich have a low volume. The volume is twice higher!!(maybe more)
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Anonymous
28 October 2004
Version: 1.01
An excellent little plugin. Pity it isn't available for the iPod.
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3.5
Anonymous
24 October 2004
Version: 1.01
prety good. tweaking the settings a bit it sounds good with many songs. many songs sound fuller and I am fairly pleased (especially because I have 6 year old crapy speakers with no subwoofer). It does not treat all songs equaly however, at least to the ears. I have heard mudieness in some songs mainly songs with voice mixed with a lot of diffrent instrements and diffrent sounds in the background. It does a great job with instrimentals and vocals with a few instriments or none at all, except as mentioned by one reviewer, it doesn't adjust to highes and lows as the writers of the music intend to on ocassions because the volume is constant. This little utility is great for those looking to improve their low end speakers or middle-low end speakers. High enders don't have to worry and this might make their great sound even sound more artifical to their audio phili trained ears. the price tag is steep. I would be willing to pay at most 9 dollars for 2 or 3 licenses but never 20 dollars for just one.
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5
Anonymous
13 October 2004
Version: 1.01
Absolutely, the best addition to iTunes since it was first released! You should hear what it does with an iSub and eMac combo! Worth every penny of their Shareware Fee! Truly, totally SUPERB application! In a word:"WOW!"
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4.5
Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 1.01
Awesome app , makes my Technics speakers blow the roof! :D
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 1.01
GREAT! Except it does not work with AirTunes.
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5
Anonymous
07 August 2004
Version: 1.01
its great, but i wish they would make it so it read the genre so it changed the type of equaliser settings. that would be cool, and so u dont have to pay for the update, its kinda expensive lol its great
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4.75
Alex
30 June 2004
Version: 1.01
Fantastic - worth every penny of the $20!
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4
Anonymous
18 June 2004
Version: 1.01
Great lil program, really increases the quality of my Harman Kardan Soundsticks... I just wish it would work with itunes built in EQ genre settings... like when a rock EQ song comes on... the VL EQ would switch to Rock... be a great option in the next release...
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2.5
Joe Leong
15 June 2004
Version: 1.01
Tried it out. I am using Boseâ„¢ speakers on my G5 - so Volume Logic plug-ins doesn't make any difference. Otherwise, I am sure it's good except $20 is a little on the high side. Apple iTunes presets and Sound Enhancement are good enough...
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1
Anonymous
29 May 2004
Version: 1.01
Volume Logic causes iTunes to crash every 45 minutes or so... What is up with this?
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5
Mike
15 May 2004
Version: 1.01
I installed on my iBook, now I couldn't live without it! It's nearly like a mini Orban 8282. :)
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4.5
Anonymous
06 May 2004
Version: 1.01
seems a bit spendy but my music sounds incredible. really impressive
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2.25
Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 1.0
Great program, iff it wouldn't freez-up my iBook between 30 to 50 minutes of using it. Have to do a rough restart then. Contacted the developer, no reaction of them after a week. My rating is based on this 'bug'
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3.75
Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 1.0
not bad for helping crap little speakers along; draconian registration system is annoying, though, and this should probably cost half what it does.
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Anonymous
01 May 2004
Version: 1.0
Great for having all the songs in my library sound the same, be it rock, jazz, folk or techno. Do away with that annoying diversity that makes music stand out obnoxiously from background noise! Install Volume Logic!
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4.75
Anonymous
19 April 2004
Version: 1.0
Have beeen using Volume Logic for a couple of months now, every since I tried the demo and noticed the significant difference in sound quality. I have good speakers with a new iMac, but the enhancement through Volume Logic is so good I told the guys at the Mac store where I bought my computer. They installed it right then and there. Definitely worth the money. I think it's iPod compatible now, yes or no?
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1
Joel-Sanchez
10 April 2004
Version: 1.0
Not working when I try to install. I get this error message: Installation started on 2004-04-10 11:28:52 -0400 Volume Logic iTunes Plug-in Installer v1.0 Error installing "VolumeLogic.bundle" to "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins". Error = Creating directory at "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/VolumeLogic.bundle" failed. Error installing "VolumeLogic.bundle" to "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins". Error = Creating directory at "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/VolumeLogic.bundle" failed. Error installing "Volume Logic iTunes Plug-in Uninstaller v1.0.app" to "/Library/Logs". Error = Creating directory at "/Library/Logs/Volume Logic iTunes Plug-in Uninstaller v1.0.app" failed. An error occurred executing script "exitscript.sh". Error = 256 Installation finished on 2004-04-10 11:30:00 -0400 What gives??? Joel
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4.25
Anonymous
04 April 2004
Version: 1.0
"audio snob" is right to some degrees and there is certainly no need to use Volume Logic with good quality headphones although 90% of the time i listen through external speakers and VL does provide a helpful boost and is far easier than messing with the eq for each song. As far as sound engineers are concerned i happen to know quite a few, one of whom i recently recommended this to and he now uses it on his home system. He does not have a pair of $2000 monitors at home like he does in the studio hence VL will actually make your crappy speakers produce a sound far closer to how the mix would have sounded in the studio whilst being mixed. It does exactly what it says on the tin - not quite sure of "audio snob's" motives for his post but hey.
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4
Anonymous
14 March 2004
Version: 1.0
Actually, not being an audio-snob like the previous reviewer, I truly hear an increase in quality, tonal range and volume dynamics of my iTunes music. Especially when going from song to song where volumes and ranges are very different. The only real problem I have with the product is that the $19.95 price tag gets you a license locked to ONE computer. Not good news for those of us with a Mac at home, work and a laptop.
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2.5
Brett4
28 February 2004
Version: 1.0
A gussied up version of that "normalize" button on your stereo. You know, the one you pushed out of curiosity one day, immediately turned off again and wondered why they bothered. I was not terribly surprised to find this plugin mostly worthless while listening to several tracks using an excellent pair of headphones(Grado SR-60's, about $70). Essentially, this is like a little monkey sitting at your stereo messing with the volume+treble, and you can clearly tell when it's kicking in. In fact, it completely destroyed sections of some songs, turning clear and bright sections into an utter muddy mush; setting the bass boost anywhere except all the way off will make this even worse. It's like listening to a Bose stereo- heavily equalized and false-sounding, with muddy bass to try and impress you. A trumpet is SUPPOSED to leap out at you, not sound like it's in the next room! It makes the presumption that some algorithm can second-guess professional sound engineers, and promises to turn @#$! into gold. If it's so good, why do we still have sound engineers, paid more in 10 minutes than this software costs? Why hasn't their technology been licensed by anyone like, say, Dolby? Save your money, leave soundcheck off(it does far more 'harm' than good; they're right about that part) and buy a nice set of headphones. You won't be disappointed, and the results will be FAR better. Features- 2. They don't do anything that isn't already built in to iTunes, really. Ease of use- 3. No explanations for what, say, 'Drive" does. Value- 2. Snake oil- spend the money on better speakers/headphones. Stability, N/A.
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4.75
Victor Emert
14 January 2004
Version: 1.0
Volume Logic is a superb audio-enhancing plugin for iTunes. The improvement in audio quality is dramatic, with crisp treble and booming bass increases on new and old recording alike. The settings for Jazz, Pop, Rock, etc. are each pleasantly different in emphasis. The only drawback is the slowing of my poor old Mac G3 while VL is running. It really is noticable, but can't be helped -- VL works very hard to do what it does and this eats up a lot of my 450 mhz. Not a bad trade-off when I'm not working on graphic-intensive files. All in all, it's worth the $20 bucks and slower speed. Sometimes it's nice just to lean back, rack up the VL, and groove on the big blast from my tiny speakers.
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Anonymous
04 January 2004
Version: 1.0
install fails if it cannot create the plugin directory. it doesn't even try to authenticate to gain the permissions necessary to do so.
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Anonymous
15 December 2003
Version: 1.0
I like this plugin enough to pay $9.95. At $19.95 I'll pass.
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3.25
Anonymous
15 December 2003
Version: 1.0
Great App. Could use custom settings by type as posted earlier. $19.95 is a little steep. That is why a gave it a low value rating. $9.95 would be more like it.
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4.5
Anonymous
15 December 2003
Version: 1.0
Great piece of software... really does a nice job of leveling out all of the songs. Great for headphone listening. The two problems I have with it are: 1) an (effective) inability to listen w/o the iTunes volume slider cranked to 11 forcing me to regulate volume using the system volume keys (turning down the volume in iTunes essentially does nothing unless I turned down the plug-in volume, which wasn't optimal for sound quality). 2) I found that I was consistantly getting pageouts, even when iTunes wasn't playing anything. These pageouts would eventually cause my swapfiles to reproduce forcing me to reboot my machine every so often. After disabling the plug-in, the pageouts ceased under the same work flow conditions. So where do you indicate that the side effects suck? Features, Ease of Use, Value, and Stability aren't an issue. I guess I'll use the Stability tag.
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4.5
Anonymous
03 December 2003
Version: 1.0b2
Phenomenal piece of software. The improvements it makes to my PowerBook's sound is amazing. Also works wonders when I connect to my small external speakers. As another reviewer mentioned, I turn it off when connected to my home theater system so that I can hear the music as the artist intended, subtleties and all. Definitely a must-have app for any PowerBook owner.
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2.75
Anonymous
08 November 2003
Version: 1.0b1
This little add-on for iTunes is quite impressive, and it does what it advertise. Very easy to use and understand. Lacks the ability to build custom settings for genre. Really enhance the sound, but I tend to dislike the automatic volume level adjustment, which you cannot turn off. This functionnality adjust the volume of the whole song to the same volume level, sometimes breaking the artist intentional use of low volume. (example: try Björk's "It's oh so quiet" with and without volume logic) (another one: "Bodies" from Drowning Pool) In brief: great, but could be really better! For now, I don't recommend it because of the lack of customizable settings and th ability to disable the volume equalizer.
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4.75
AZ
08 November 2003
Version: 1.0b1
Better than the iTunes Sound Check ... Brings the whole song to life and with the bass control and noise reduction my AAC's sound amazing!!
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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