Ever since the music industry’s inception, there has been this “loudness war” in which an apparent loudness is equated by the populous as “better”, but lately it’s been getting out of hand. However, short of publicly shaming mix masters who commit the crime of mixing everything too loud, what real solutions do we have? Well, we could sidestep it of course – Level checks and level balances are becoming commonplace in music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora – bringing a welcomed change.
What do you think? Has the whole loudness war got out of hand? Read the full article here:
How To Win the Loudness War