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I find that WavePad Sound Editor Master Edition (now available for $70), 
does an excellent job. https://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html
One thing nice about this software is that you can put a portable version 
on your thumb drive. (Remember your password! Don't tell anyone.)

It is a little tricky to get it working. Get the trial version. You may 
get a discount if you wait until the expiration date or shortly 
there after.

When you start the program, click on Compress on the fourth row. Then 
click on "Simple" if you need to. You then have to choose several values. 
Unfortunately, I do not remember my choices. Maybe they were deleted when 
I got a new computer.


On Fri, 8 Feb 2019, Louis Hone wrote:

> Quite agree. I wish the car manufacturers would add a compressor feature to
> their car radios.
> For example, a low treshold 2:1 ratio, so that the low volume passages
> would still be audible and the loud ones tamed down.
> A 60 dB dynamic range would be brought down to 30 dB (sort of like a DBX).
> When I went to Europe 15 years ago, I made a compilation of my favorite
> tunes onto a couple of CDs.
> I used that 2:1 compression trick so that the music would be audible on the
> plane and without having to reach for the volume control all the time.
> Worked like a charm.
>
> Louis
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 11:01 AM George Brock-Nannestad <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
>>
>> ..*.**Compression is good when you listen in an environment where the
>> signal-to-noise ratio is less than 10dB, close to the dangerous noise dose
>> at 80+ dB: many cars...*
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>>
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