Is the loudness war over?

August 9, 2018
 by Paul McGowan

The loudness wars, or the war against dynamic range, is still alive and well and that is unfortunate. But, there’s hope and Paul helps us understand the beginnings of the loudness campaigns and why they are so prevalent today.

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One comment on “Is the loudness war over?”

  1. Its still happening here in the UK on FM broadcasts but to a lesser degree. Optimod is still prevelant in the industry.
    Interestingly BBC Radio 3 (Classical broadcasts) is largely free from compression, the BBC did at one time add compression but their listeners soon made their displeasure felt. Now listening to ‘live at the Met’ on Radio 3 is a real pleasure, dynamics galore.

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