Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
treewind Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete? (45) RE: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete? 09 Mar 14


Singers whose dynamics vary with pitch like that are good candidates for compression - that's when it should be used. If there's any accompaniment going on, the voice is unlikely to sit sensibly in the mix without compression. When mixing, you apply the compression just to the vocal track, not the whole mix. That is a far cry from extreme limiting across the mix of already compressed material so it hits with -0.1dB of full scale every second of the music.

This has been suggested before (and slightly more on topic) : music should be delivered in an uncompressed form and playback equipment (especially in cars) should have a compressor built in to keep the music at a constant level above road noise. It's already quite common for car radio/CD players to have a volume level tracking the speed of the car; compression during playback is further refinement of the same idea. Then you wouldn't need two copies of everything.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.