Hi guys and pro-seasoned mastering engineers, it's the first time in a very very long while that I am actually listening a track at low volumes and actually want to turn it loud and it feels really good. It doesn't even hurt the ears and it sounds big.
What is it that most mastering engineers are doing nowadays that make people want to turn down their volume knobs as it's so aggressive to the ears ?
What quality does this track have which sounds so clear, big, immersing, clear but not a pain in the ear ??
I know a few guys like Bob Clearmountain + his mastering engineer who could deliver a lush, loud, exciting and pleasing quality to the ears, but nowadays ... it's very rare.
Could someone(mixing/mastering engineer) put his finger on how to achieve this pleasing sonic quality ?
Btw it doesn't sound analog, but nevertheless sounds very sweet
Here is a youtube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbsF4xchioo