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Save Sound City (The Album): Dynamic Range

Ian Shepherd gave a powerful exposé of the loudness wars when it comes to the analog passions of Dave Grohl and his Sound City movie/documentary.  Dave Grohl loves analog recordings but, unfortunately, the CD release has fallen prey to “The Loudness Wars” we hear about in audiophile and engineering circles.  Take a listen:

Let’s fix this!  Let’s make the loudness wars a thing of a past and get back to doing what’s best for the music.

3 Responses to :
Save Sound City (The Album): Dynamic Range

  1. Allan says:

    GREAT review of the album, I really liked it. The loudness war instead of enhancing the listening experience, it degrades the quality of what you hear!

  2. AirGigs.com says:

    You are so right. When the music gets too squashed it really suffers. Particularly if you love the analog vibe, then you have to preserve some dynamic range.

  3. Allen Cuffey says:

    It is good to hear other engineers expressing the same sentiment I feel regarding the loudness insanity. Is it really for the benefit of the music or just because. I wonder. I listen to a lot of different styles of music and in my opinion, some of the best sounding recordings are not pushing the over 0db mark by more than 2 or 3 at best.

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