How to Make the Volume Higher on Burned Audio CDs

by Lucinda Harper

Adjusting the volume of the songs on a burned CD has never been easier, thanks to iTunes. The iTunes software has a built in "volume adjust" feature in the Track Information window that allows you to modify the original volume level of an audio track. You can make the track quieter, or louder, depending on your needs. All you need to do is import the tracks you desire to adjust into iTunes, and make the desired changes.

1

Download and install iTunes software if you do not already have it. It's a free way to organize your music library.

2

Insert the burned audio CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.

3

Open the CD with iTunes. Note the track listing for the CD; here you have the chance to edit the track information for the songs, like the artist name, album name, song name or genre. How much you choose to do in this area is your preference.

4

Select all the tracks you wish to volume adjust, and drag them into your music library at the upper left corner of the iTunes window. This will import the songs from the CD onto your hard drive. This process takes a few moments.

5

Select "Music" under "Library" in the upper left corner of the iTunes screen, and locate the songs you imported from the CD.

6

Select all the songs you wish to edit so that they are highlighted.

7

Right-click any of the songs that are highlighted and select "Get Info."

8

Select "Options" from the menu tabs at the top of the "Get Info" window.

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Slide the volume adjuster to the right to increase the volume. The slider starts at "0 percent." This is the value of the original volume of the song. You can adjust the volume from 0 percent to +100 percent. Play with some different adjustments to see how much you would like to alter the original volume.

About the Author

Lucinda Harper has traveled far and wide, writing about her professional work experiences in education, politics and the beauty industry since 2004. She graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

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