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I would like to do an experiment (i need some help)
Old 6th September 2007
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I would like to do an experiment (i need some help)

Not sure if this has been done yet or not but in the thread bout the CD being dead:
New iPod Touch + WIFI iTunes STORE (=the CD is dead)

I had this question: What about before this music gets to mp3 format? What about the loudness wars? Does anyone know if an mp3 of, let's say a Led Zeppelin song at the same bit-rate of a new modern mix sounds any different? I wonder if today's over-compressed mixes and masters have anything to do with the sound quality of an mp3. Bruce Swedien once emailed me an mp3 of a Michael Jackson mix. It had not been mastered yet. It sounded great at 192k.

I would like to compare an mp3 of a Zeppelin song to the mp3 of the same bit rate of a modern over-compressed mix/mastered song. I am curious as to whether the sound quality of the 2 different era's would still sound bad in mp3 format or if today's over-compressed loudness wars have an effect on th equality of the mp3?

I have a few Zeppelin cd's. But I don't have any new modern cd's to compare it to. RCM, could you send me an uncompressed 30 sec sample of the Avril track you used before? I don't care if it's CLA's or the other one. Or if someone already has a modern cd and a "vintage" cd for comparison, by all means go ahead.

Or, is this even a worthwhile experiment to make?
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