A Visual History of Loudness or Why Compression Makes Music Sound Like Balls (in Poster Form)

Posted January 13th, 2010 by eric

NPR piece on compression and the trending of loudness in modern music.  Anchor Robert Siegel interviews legendary mastering genius Bob Ludwig, who has 40 years of experience in sound engineering. He references the following YouTube clip entitled “The Loudness War” as an example of the decline in dynamic range.

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