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Old 10th May 2006
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Originally Posted by crabtwins

Masterer says that it is a question of relativity and that is what I originally I had thought. But it seems like a subtle detail and I think I get a better feel for this now.

thanks for the great responses!
It's "subtle" if you barely compress a quiet mix. If you compress the crap out of a drum room, you get a not so subtle increase in noise floor.

In the big picture, it's almost always a non issue... add noise, add distortion, whatever it takes.