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IEEE Loudness War Article
Old 24th August 2007
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IEEE Loudness War Article

Loudness war article on IEEE website:

IEEE Spectrum: The Future of Music
Old 24th August 2007
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Actually the second wave form still looked rather conservative to most modern masters, usually just 2 straight thick fat lines with no gaps at all.

I think people are coming to realise there is more to making a great master than just thinking about loudness from the word go. Well I hope so.
Old 24th August 2007
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thanks for that interesting article.

i'm hoping that smarter recording engineers will overthrow the loudness war.
Old 26th January 2012
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on this subject- (i kknow it's a very old thread but.... hey!)

Bob Katz' book Mastering Audio (more notably the second ed) is a brilliant read on this topic!
Old 26th January 2012
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Originally Posted by derricky View Post
on this subject- (i kknow it's a very old thread but.... hey!)

Bob Katz' book Mastering Audio (more notably the second ed) is a brilliant read on this topic!
This thread is a bit old, don't you think?

Fred
Old 26th January 2012
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I know this is an old thread, but I just want to say that the loudness war prevails because that's how consumers are used to hearing mainstream music nowadays.

Everything is overcompressed in commercial music, and that seems to have set some sort of standard for listeners.

If I mastered a hip-hop/rap joint and didn't compress the vocals at all, it would probably be perceived as "amateurish" since the dyanmic range is so transparent.
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