September 28, 2006

DOS AND DOS MAS

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Alex and Jane extend the circle of compression.

I have politely asked engineers to compress entire records Iíve played on; Iíve barked at engineers who were using compression when committing my signal to tape; Iíve gone giddy listening to modern pop records squashed beyond belief; Iíve wearily turned off satellite radio after three songs because there was no room for me.

Flattening and torquing the dynamic range is an effect, like every other in a field of all artificial, reproductive effects. Knowing this might lead A&R heads and their employees to decrease its usage, but I doubt we will see anything other than market splitsóquiet uncompressed records here, pop records hereóin the near future.

Posted by Sasha at September 28, 2006 11:51 PM | TrackBack