June 06, 2007

Unnecessarily Loud

Short video that succinctly shows what's happened to many present-day CDs: they've become so loud, they lose a lot of the richness and acoustic fidelity of the original recording.

The example used in the video is from a clear, crisp 1980s Paul McCartney recording, that the narrator then distorts by showing what happens when the recording is made "loud". It's a little ironic that McCartney's latest disc, Memory Almost Full, feels very distorted when you listen to it. It feels like it's been recorded "loud" just like the video points out. (Of course, one could argue The Beatles "pioneered" this effect with their single, Revolution.)

Posted by brian at June 6, 2007 07:42 AM


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