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Loudness wars article remixed

In January this year I wrote an article for the Guardian on the CD loudness wars – the tendency for today’s CDs (and digital downloads) to be mastered for maximum perceived volume at the expense of dynamic range. It’s a subject of continuing interest. Now I see that someone has created a YouTube video which includes several of the quotes I got for the piece, combined with others from around the Net and including most of an earlier YouTube video on the same subject. Great stuff.

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  4. Turn Me Up: an attempt to end the loudness wars
  5. Loudness war rumbles on

1 comment to Loudness wars article remixed

  • Clyde Davies

    Your campaign has my blessing, if only because my daughter has an iPod and I wonder what all this overmixed stuff must be doing to her hearing.

    I tend to listen to mostly jazz and classical nowadays, and I wonder if this trend will drive people to listen to this kind of stuff, if only because it has contrasts.