[linux-audio-user] anti-compressing?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Apr 14 09:33:50 EDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 02:12:35PM +0100, Anahata wrote:
> There is a case for compressing music when it's listened to in a noisy
> environment. Sadly that's almost everywhere these days, but in a car is
> is good common example of an environment where sound compression is
> really helpful. I've tried it with a minidisc of some chamber music, and
> while the result isn't terribly musical, at least it's nearly all
> audible while driving.

I've had exactly the same experience, I'd prefer it is car minidisc
players and FM radios (MP3 and DAB now I guess :) had builtin compressors,
and music wasn't so compressed at source. Sadly "louder is better" to

Radio 3 in the UK makes very little use of compressors, but they are the
only one I know of.

- Steve

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