It's occurred to me and many others that many new albums and remasters from the last few years seem to be mastered in such a way they don't need to be. They're just too bloody loud, lack dynamics, true sound, fidelity and just being generally painful to listen to. And after seeing a few music videos, it's there as well!!!
A couple I'm referring to are Bruce Springsteen's Working On A Dream and Metallica's Death Magnetic. So I'd like to start a discussion about this so-called 'practice'. Things like audio dynamics and loss of, compression, the loudness wars, hot-mastering, distortion, digital remastering, Auto Tune, clipping and things that can ruin a potentially good recording.
There was discussion over in a topic ''Pop 2009 Release'', and what made me start this discussion.
Originally posted by Bob"You listen to these modern records, they're atrocious, they have sound all over them. There's no definition of nothing, no vocal, no nothing, just like—static." - Bob Dylan