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Old 4th June 2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Why music really is getting louder

http://entertainment.timesonline.co....cle1878724.ece

Interesting read. There was a thread about it a while back.

Are the digital files for Itunes really compressed again ?
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Old 4th June 2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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They mean the itunes files are compressed lossily leading to more quality loss. The dynamic range par se is not altered like intensional peak limiting/compression.
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Old 4th June 2007, 06:28 PM   #3
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I believe many many people that also tribulate to let a good DAC sound good has learned that many many ( also nice pieces of art ) cd are mastered with feet .

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Old 4th June 2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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I've read the article.
I can only applaud any effort made to bring back dynamic range, especially when voiced by those manipulating the buttons.

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Old 5th June 2007, 06:35 AM   #5
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Too bad the real culprits are not the mastering engineers, but the marketing monkeys looking over their shoulders.

Upper traces are Clocks by Coldplay.
Lower traces are Sunset, by Kate Bush.
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Cant resist to invite to the reading of this interesting articles at

Digital Domain ( Bob Katz ) .
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