Loudness is ruining music
Loudness, a vast subject.
Gradually destroying modern music in a mad race:
“My sound is louder than yours”
Loudness can completely ruin a musical work. Of course, in the hands of a professional sound engineer, it is possible to obtain a dense volume while maintaining a good dynamic.
Amateurs and beginners in music production often have waveforms that look like “blocks” …
Reminder, you should never touch your master fader, it should be at zero dB, then manage your tracks and never go into the red.
Here a very good article by Gizmodo:
The concept of loundness is deceptive, because loudness is not a discrete physical property of sound, but rather how we humans perceive the strength of sound. It’s psychological as much as physical. I’m not going to get too far into the physics here, but I want to discuss one particular facet about loudness, the one that ultimately leads us to want to Turn It Up.
First off, there’s a difference between loudness and Sound Pressure Level, the measurable disturbance caused by a soundwave at a given point, usually denoted in decibels or dB. It’s also not the same as volume, which is technically the amplitude of a sound wave. We’re talking about what your ear and brain perceive versus what an instrument like a microphone perceives.
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