30 Jun 2007

Access All Areas: The Loudness War

From Access All Areas, 5:00 pm on 30 June 2007

Recently theres been a lot of noise made by a variety of studio and mastering engineers about a technique that makes everything sound "loud". The complaint these engineers are making is that the over-use of audio compression in Modern mastering is killing audio subtlety in favor of volume. Trevor Reekie talks to Steve Hoffman, A Californian mastering engineer of considerable pedigree and Michael Jones who is editor of NZ magazine Audio Enz.