Alan Lastufka

Adele… another victim of the loudness wars. The top track is “Rolling in the Deep” from the commercial CD/iTunes master of 21, the bottom track is from an audiophile reissue.

As you’ll see, when you turn the massively over-compressed master down to match the same volume as the reissue, the audio on the commercial release is hard-limited and has all the dynamics/life choked out of the waveform:

I become a giant squid of anger when I hear/see this.

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    Aww. :( I want to know what it’s supposed to sound like now.
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    this is so gross
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    OK, but how does one solve the problem every time?
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    I really hate hearing music sound like shit, which is why itunes purchases are always a joke to me - if you want a real...
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