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Re: Opposite of Mu-law?

Started by Karl Uppiano May 21, 2004
"Ben Bradley" <ben_nospam_bradley@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> In rec.audio.tech,comp.dsp, Richard Owlett <rowlett@atlascomm.net> > wrote: > > >Ben Bradley wrote: > >[snip] > >> The music industry 'standards' for making a CD have changed in the > >> past decade or so. A song that sounds 'louder' is, at first listen, > >> deemed more interesting and exciting, so it will sell more CD's than a > >> clean-but-not=as-loud song, so record labels are making songs sound > >> louder to increase sales. Yes, they're sacrificing sound quality to > >> make more money. > >> > > > >Sounds as if OP should write a forceful, but polite, complaint letter > >to the offending label. Don't bother with "customer relations" > >[whatever they call it]. Send it to CEO or Chairman of Board of
Directors.
> > Not to discourage such actions, but it's not like it's one > offending label. They've all been doing it, more and more over the > years. Here's another page on the topic: > > http://www.mindspring.com/~mrichter/dynamics/dynamics.htm > ----- > http://mindspring.com/~benbradley
I don't disagree that CD mastering practices are far below perfection, but I believe the OP has something else going on. He seems to be complaining of inadequate playback volume, overtly gross distortion (probably due to some sort of attempt to compensate for the lack of volume), and out of a general misunderstanding of the principles involved, is searching for a magic bullet to fix those problems. I think something on his sound system is broken or mis-configured.