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hot_turkey_ed
06-04-2007, 02:18 AM
Source: The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007250708,00.html)

Thomas Whitaker of The Sun has written the music industry for the increasing volumes on album releases. Quoting Geoff Emerick, an engineer on the Beatlesí Sgt Pepperís album: ďA lot of what is released today is basically a scrunched up mess..... Whole layers of sound are missing. Itís because record companies donít trust listeners to decide themselves if they want to turn the volume up.Ē

What do you think?

JRA
06-04-2007, 04:50 AM
When I listen to "newer" albums on iTunes the volume does increase noticeably. By contrast, whenever I play anything from "Bonded By Blood" it seems quieter than the rest of the library. :eyes:

powerslave_85
06-04-2007, 06:04 AM
Yeah, I only notice in iTunes, but it's not just metal CDs, most CDs today seem to be louder.

SomewhereInTime72
06-04-2007, 06:05 AM
Maybe old albums are too quiet. :eyes:

Fe Maiden
06-04-2007, 06:16 AM
newer CD's are louder than older ones, at least that is what I have noticed.

Happy Bunny
06-04-2007, 08:21 AM
it's not just metal CDs.

check this out...very interesting read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war

ADD
06-04-2007, 11:04 AM
Yeah.

MetalDrummer888
06-04-2007, 03:35 PM
although they may be louder, i think the change is most importantly the new recording technologies get much more bass in the mix. Listen to Powerslave, then listen to AMOLAD and you will notice that the bass sound (not the instrument, the pitch level) is far more pronounced. This is especially noticeable on rap albums.

Div
06-04-2007, 05:17 PM
I don't like it cause when you put songs on a custom CD or mp3 player you gotta keep adjusting your volume from song to song.

JRA
06-04-2007, 05:20 PM
I don't like it cause when you put songs on a custom CD or mp3 player you gotta keep adjusting your volume from song to song.

Damn straight. :hecho: :hecho: :hecho: