Mastering engineer Greg Calbi talks about music industry’s loudness war

During the mastering process of music productions the sound engineer tries to make his mix as loud as possible with compression techniques, while keeping the dynamics. In the last few years more and more people complain that mastering engineers prefer loudness above dynamics, also known as the loudness war.

In this video published by ArtistshouseMusic, mastering engineer Greg Calbi talks about the consequences of the loudness war. A remarkable detail: according to Calbii the shuffle mode of the iPod gave a new impulse to this loudness war.


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