Originally Posted by Petrus
How many people listening to classical music get up during the quiet passages to turn up the volume, and curse the engineer for giving too much dynamic range? I am not going ride the gain for them, because ten times more people would get mad at me messing up the real dynamics or the performance.
Of course I am not talking about within a single work, I do not adjust levels between opening and slow mvt, for example. I am talking about a CD or concert where you might have The Armed Man
followed by a madrigal, I will boost the gain of the madrigal. No compression anywhere just changing mean levels.