Pleasure level

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Pleasure level

Sometimes I find myself wondering whether or not what I am listening to is any good. If it only sounds marginally acceptable it might be the way the artist and recording engineer hoped it would sound. Or not.

I am not going to like everything.

One of my main indicators of whether a track is sonically working or not is pretty simple. Do I want to turn it up or down in volume?

If I grimace at the dynamics and scrunch my face at the sometimes blare of an instrument, I want to turn down the level.

That's not a great recording.

But those toe-tapping times when I itch to turn up the level and go, go, go! That to me is the mark of a great recording.

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