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Loudness war

"With each passing year records have gotten louder and less dynamic...This all comes down to the moment a consumer hears a record, and the fear that if the record is more dynamic, the consumer won't know to just turn up the volume."
posted by jbickers on Jun 9, 2008 - 94 comments

COMPRESSION IS FUN

For the would-be recording buffs: understanding compression. A three-part series which explains the workings and uses of compressors, limiters, expanders, and gates. Plus some thoughts on the modern epidemic of overcompression from the listener's perspective.
posted by ludwig_van on May 27, 2006 - 39 comments

Me and my 424

Tweak's Guide to Home Recording. A comprehensive home recording guide that will take you all the way from buying an audio interface to choosing a mic preamp to learning the subtle arts of compression and EQing. A good refresher course even for those with recording experience. And for those more interested in composition than recording, Tweak's piece on Inspiration is insightful as well.
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 3, 2006 - 32 comments

Don't suck!

Don't suck! Statistical analysis for this heretical popular music marketing idea.
posted by geronimo_rex on Jul 9, 2001 - 13 comments

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