[LAU] M/S EQ in Linux

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Wed Sep 11 19:50:20 UTC 2013

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 01:26:49PM -0500, Brent Busby wrote:

> My suspicion is that although one doesn't want to squash the
> peaks too much, there's still something about my track that is just
> too spiky to engage the woofers of some stereos until the volume is
> way up

This is getting out of control. What on earth is meant by 'engage 
the woofers' ? Trick them into producing some sound ? Psychology,
marketing, sexual attraction or brainwashing ?

Unless it's designed to produce lots of distortion, a playback
system is linear. If you give it 1/10 of the signal, it will
produce 1/100 of the power. If your mix sounds thin and lacking
bass when reproduced on small speakers and/or at low levels, it
just needs more low frequency energy, i.e. a different mix. That
has nothing at all to do with how 'spiky' it is (whatever that
means) or with 'squashing' peaks or whatever.



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