Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Loudness War

Here's an interesting (and depressing) Rolling Stone article on the sad state of modern music engineering in this age of the MP3.

I'm not one of those ardent vinyl-heads, but I do recognize the horrendous compression and "static" (as Dylan calls it) that's ruining so many recordings. Springsteen's "Magic" is a recent example that bugs me.