I hate how they are butchering the sound to achieve the highest volume.
You guys are absolutely right. Is it only us, sound enthusiasts, that complain about this?
Waves L1 and L2 can still be used artistically without destroying the recording.
I understand compression to be like trying to inflate a spherical balloon inside of a box* so much, that the balloon loses its spherical shape as it is being cramped up against the box, and these distorted, flattened balloon surfaces are the clipping.*(where the balloon is the waveform, the balloon size is the volume level, and the box is the total volume threshold)
I understand that some copy protected CDs work by having a 'corrupt' table of contents?
Lemme ask a newbie question. In which process of CD making do they apply the compression? Is it during mixing, CD mastering? Thanks a lot.
Has anyone mentioned that John Mayer is going to sound like crap no matter how it is mastered. :P Maybe the newer formats like SACD will bring about some change...