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The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse
Date: Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:49:35 UTC

One of the more dramatic changes we've heard in music over those 10 years: It seems to have gotten louder. We're talking about compression here, the dynamic compression that's used a lot in popular music. NPR host Robert Siegel talked to Bob Ludwig, a record mastering engineer. For more than 40 years, he's been the final ear in the audio chain for albums running from Jimi Hendrix to Radiohead, from Tony Bennett to Kronos Quartet. Complete Article







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