If anyone's interested I can upload an actual audio sample of any of them later today.
My "measurements" are admittedly unscientific in that those pictures can't tell us how the recordings sound. I feel they do pretty well illustrate what's "going on" so to speak. If anyone's interested I can upload an actual audio sample of any of them later today.
I like what I see especially after just taking the plunge into vinyl.Metal is my primary genre.
I left the rock scene primarily because of bad masters. Only listen to jazz and classical. I cannot stand these overamplified albums.
Never actually made measurement of the sort, but may we safely assume that all this doesn't apply to classical?
As for me, I've been banging the head a bit too long to change now
Still, to dynamically compress a song previous to put it on a CD is not something I would expect to see.
Quote from: Nessuno on 05 December, 2012, 01:24:50 PMNever actually made measurement of the sort, but may we safely assume that all this doesn't apply to classical?I have a classical CD collection dating back to 1980 and have yet to find a 'brickwalled' recording.ps, love the avatar... :-)
And please, before you conclude that vinyl 'sounds better' based on a waveform view, read this other post from Axon's bloghttp://audiamorous.blogspot.com/2008/09/wa...ed-harmful.htmland see this old HA thread he started on 'Mastering Vinyl, Myths, questions, discussion'http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....mp;#entry587401
...What there is no doubt is that this example favours the LP (both, by graphs and by ear).
Can you upload a clip of one of the AAC files and a clip of the corresponding vinyl rip?Sometimes (often?), MP3 or AAC clipping is artificial; applying negative ReplayGain brings the peaks down to saner levels.