Codecs, Compression and Loudness

Just quickly thought I would post this presentation by Thomas Lund of TC electronics who neatly describes the current situation of mis-managed loudness/peaking and the detrimental effects of codec data reduction (which begs the question, with the amount of bandwidth we now have available at our disposal, is it really necessary?). Well worth a watch, and it sheds a new light on the state of the music production industry. Thankfully, broadcast audio, which has typically been more rigorously handled in production has not suffered as much (although it is creeping in).

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