View Full Version : The Loudness Wars

10-03-2006, 02:11 PM

This is an awesome and super detailed article discussing the issues of mastering records, and why nowadays records are mastered too loud -- and how it physically tires the listener and forces them to stop listening to (and, in theory, stop buying) music.

Are there any engineer-type people on this board? I'd love to see their opinions about this.

10-03-2006, 02:20 PM
I don't know if you read Bob Leftsetz's blog/email column, but he had a column about this a while ago and some famous engineers wrote in. Pretty interesting stuff.

10-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Weird, this described perfectly how I feel about just about every major label release I've heard this year from bands I like. The Saosin and Rise Against albums are definitely good, but I'm not really ever in the mood to listen to them.