March 6th, 2012 by admin

In support of preserving Dynamic Range we wanted to shed some light and spread awareness on the so called “Loudness War.” Is it real? The answer is very much yes, and the music industry is suffering because of it.

The Loudness War is a sonic “arms race” where every artist and label feel they need to crush their music onto CD at the highest possible level, for fear of (more…)

August 21st, 2011 by admin

Some issues that came up in recent mastering projects were loudness and the maximization process. I wasn’t able to get a track sounding as best as I could because looking at the waveform it was playing at a constant -0db. This tells me that the track has already been limited and/or compressed before I had received it.

I just wanted to send a reminder out that light compression is (more…)

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