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Old 14th December 2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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Yarrrrr it's called a dynamic range expander.
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Old 14th December 2012, 10:36 PM   #12
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The Audacity effect is "clip fix"
Donald Fagens previous release Morph The Cat is bass heavy too, but not muffled.
Yeah, its less bad, but not anywhere near "The Nightfly", a record that is 30 years old now.

The problem with "Sunken Condos" is not clipping, but too much track compression and very strange EQ.

I tried a little EQ on it, and just a little lift at the top end, and 4-5 shelf below 100 Hz helped a lot actually.
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Old 20th December 2012, 10:18 AM   #13
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Default declipper

Heard it, and it works quite ok on old recorded stuff.

Perfect Declipper demo: Ending the loudness war - YouTube
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Old 23rd December 2012, 03:40 PM   #14
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my favourite player, xxhighend, has a feature "peak extender" which I use and i think improves the sound in regards to dynamics.

If you find a foobar plugin that does a similar thing, please post it.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 03:56 PM   #15
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Ditto on "Perfect Declipper". It can help, but isn't a cure all when the mix is heavily layered and compressed at each step.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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Ditto on "Perfect Declipper". It can help, but isn't a cure all when the mix is heavily layered and compressed at each step.
Exactly the latest reaction for the studios is to compress the crap out of each track then mix without much compression keeping the final mix level lower and they think they've answered the cries to end the loudness wars.
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Old 5th January 2013, 08:16 AM   #17
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Default DIY Audio De-Mastering in the Time of The Loudness War

Hi all...

Here you can see what I did after the last months. Another kind of DIY project.
It will present you a way to deal with (some) overloud music productions.
You will be shown several very useful, free software/programs to help you find out some "sound tweak".

The Music Disease

Also you may have a look in the Clipping and Loudness Database, were I started to put up analyses of a few albums.
You will also find an example, which in the end became quite a long story for the Lana del Rey disc.


I hope you like it,...

ven
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Old 7th January 2013, 09:42 PM   #18
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Agreed, the loudness wars have made so I pretty much don't buy new music any more.

My daughter got me 2 CD's for Christmas that she thought I would like. We all were very disappointed with the CD's. Non-changing wall of noise is being kind. You can hear that the artists have some great talent, but the production process makes the recordings un-listenable.

I've been looking for a long time for a VST based dynamic range expander but have not found one yet...

There is still a link at the Gersic.com free plugin database for a multi band expander that looks like it was modeled after the old DBX dynamic range expanders. Unfortunately the developers site is gone.
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Old 7th January 2013, 10:25 PM   #19
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At least you are able to measure recordings with this program and how about demanding
companies to publish graphs?

See if I can find the article from an English Hifi magazine where the author claimed (supported by some research) that excesses in using compression is coming from a false assumption about our hearing, i.e. reality is contrary to many technicans beliefs! Would education help in this respect?

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Old 8th January 2013, 04:20 PM   #20
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I've been looking for a long time for a VST based dynamic range expander but have not found one yet...
read my link, there you will get "IT", for free! (and then maybe drop us a line, what you are planning to do with it, that would be nice! I like your McCoy-ish page btw.)

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the article from an English Hifi magazine where the author claimed (supported by some research) that excesses in using compression is coming from a false assumption about our hearing
Yes, I would be interested in that...

Have a nice day!
ven (who also has a Christmas sampler, being one of the worst sounding discs EVER ;-)

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