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 Post subject: Some prime examples of overcompressed music please?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:56 pm 

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To help me better identify just what over-compressed electronic dance music sound (no Death Magnetic, thanks!) sounds like, could someone please post some examples from a few different genres....

....and follow them with some examples within the same genres of what they believe are more balanced, dynamic mixes?

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 Post subject: Re: Some prime examples of overcompressed music please?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:26 pm 

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Uh...anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Some prime examples of overcompressed music please?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:44 pm 

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You used to be able to get something called TT dynamic which measured dynamic range, but you can't get it free any more. You can use something like voxengo span.

Theres a bit of a thread here
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=184573&hilit=+span+dynamic
and you can search the forum for dynamic range.

It's all relative anyway. Over-compressed generally means the dynamic range has been reduced. So if you simply deduct the RMS from the peak for different tracks you should get an idea. You will probably find a low value on commercial stuff, but I cold be wrong, they may have ways to get around it, like keeping the structure very simple. Radio tracks are heavily compressed, partly by the radio stations themselves I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Some prime examples of overcompressed music please?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:54 pm 

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I'm gonna go ahead and throw this example out there. I think the guitar from the song "Owner of a lonely heart" by Yes sounds overcompressed (and maximized and limited).
On the opposite end of the spectrum The White Stripe guitar sounds very raw, just guitar and amp with no effects other than distortion.


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