loudness war

  1. M

    I'm hearing crackling sounds in some tracks. Is this normal?

    Having purchased some nice headphones and a dac for my PC, I now sometimes notice weird sounds when playing tracks. The noise sounds like crackling, clipping, tiny pops in the background. Like overloading an amp. Very distorted. (Yes, yes, I realize this is hard rock/metal and distortion is a...
  2. ThatM1key

    Loudness war has invaded the audiophile streaming services.

    While I was listening to music on tidal I noticed this one track sounded louder than usually. The track was "every rose has its thorn" by poison. I directly downloaded the songs from Qobuz and Tidal to compare. I will be using the DR Tool with Foobar2000. Yes I do own this specific song...
  3. L5730

    Offline Loudness (LUFS) plotting

    Hi all, Not sure if this is the correct section, but it makes the most sense (unless I am corrected). I've a few loudness meters to use in the DAW, but nothing that can scan an audio file and provide a nice graphed plot. I knew ffmpeg could utilise the ebur128 audio filter to generate all the...
  4. dallasjustice

    Perfect Declipper

    There's been a lot of complaining lately about modern recordings. It seems to me the most legitimate of these are those complaints directed at severely clipped audio. Most audiophiles don't listen to this kind of music. I listen to plenty of rock, electronic, dance and metal. I know that...
  5. CuteStudio

    The SeeDeClip4 Declipping Music Server

    Ok, I'm not really a dealer but my software is for sale and does serve these purposes: * Helps me organise my music * Makes many of my CDs sound better * Selling copies means other people get interested and suggest stuff that makes it sound better and easier to use * Saves me having to buy...
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