standard mode | Loudness/dynamics category


  • signal (vector_real) - the input audio signal (must be longer than 0.05ms)


  • replayGain (real) - the distance to the suitable average replay level (~-31dbB) defined by SMPTE [dB]


  • sampleRate (real ∈ (0, ∞), default = 44100) :

    the sampling rate of the input audio signal [Hz]


This algorithm computes the Replay Gain loudness value of an audio signal. The algorithm is described in detail in [1]. The value returned is the ‘standard’ ReplayGain value, not the value with 6dB preamplification as computed by lame, mp3gain, vorbisgain, and all widely used ReplayGain programs.

This algorithm is only defined for input signals which size is larger than 0.05ms, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

As a pre-processing step, the algorithm applies equal-loudness filtering to the input signal. This is always done in the standard mode, but it can be turned off in the streaming mode, which is useful in the case one already has an equal-loudness filtered signal.


[1] ReplayGain 1.0 specification,

Source code

See also

ReplayGain (streaming)