[LAU] metering, mixing levels was Re: Ardour: exporting woes

jonetsu jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Tue Apr 12 14:07:59 UTC 2016

From: "Paul Davis" <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>
Date: 04/12/16 09:59

> Imagine you just obtained a finished, commercially produced and
> mastered song.

> You play it on your music system with the volume set at 5.0. It
> sounds a bit too quiet, so you turn it up to 7.0.

> Did you change the mix? Did you change any aspect of the
> production process?

> Hopefully it is clear that you did not.

> Normalization is *EXACTLY* equivalent to this process.

I think that by now I can see the topic :)

So, if the CD is very much in the ballpark of the commercial productions of the same genre, then why not leave the final adjustment to the listener anyways ?

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