[Ardour-Users] New analysis window when doing an export

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Feb 22 03:07:42 PST 2016

I dislike the loudness war, but there are a few things to consider.

Some music, e.g. classical music, was composed for concert halls and not
for listening in an old tenement building close to a main street.
It's not unusual that if you play the loudest parts of a classical
music recordings at an appropriate moderate volume, because you care
about your neighbours, the silent parts of the recordings become
inaudible, since the noise from the streets is louder, not to mention
that averaged hifi speakers might not work properly, if the music
becomes very silent.

Another issue is the target group. If the target group expects a mix
they are used to, either because they have a bad taste and prefer
loudness war mixes, or because they listen while driving a car, or they
simply live in an old tenement building etc., then they consider an by
itself good mix, as an unprofessional mix compared to a crappy loudness
war mixes.

It's more wise to orientate towards reality, than to orientate towards
what is desirable for the taste of audio engineers. The most simple
point of orientation are other recordings the target group likes to
listen too.

2 Cents,

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