Man, does that ever tell the story in an honest and concise manner.
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thanks good reading.I would think most of the dynamics that are taken out of most recordings is because of the lack of proper or a good stereos with many of the young of today. Most in the 1950s when many were buying stereos and this hobbie started to take off, hobbist were buying to produce the sounds of trains,planes,and just anything from churchbells to car crashes. I would say that the industry today care's little about dynamics because most young people download and listen through an ibod.I would say that any young person who was really interested with this hobbie then it would only be because they were surrounded by a family member. And most likely it would be the father who introduced them to it.
Nrostov, could you elaborate a little? What is done at a recording session that leads to it? The thing I see, is the availability of software and electronics allow so much more switch flipping. Turn this up, punch up the bass, etc.
I bought the Mary J. Blige _The Breakthrough_ disc last year because I heard some of her stuff and liked it enough to venture out to the CD. It turned out that the bass especially was so pumped up I couldn't stand to listen to it. In the car where car stereos usually have a bass punch at about 100 Hz it was just painful. I sold the CD on half.com. I could just imagine the recording studio with the "engineer" turning everything he could up to the maximum. What ever happened to booze and pills in the studio?
Well at the session not much. Each instrument and voice needs to be recorded so it doesn't overdrive the board. It is when all these tracks are combined together in the mixing that the dirty deed is done. W/O being too technical guitars and vocals and other things themselves can be individually comressed but it is still the mixing/editing process where the most damage is done. If you had all the tracks to a song you can decide how loud each "part" is and then you can decide the "master" volume, the overall volume of the track.