The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153894   Message #3608307
Posted By: Richard Mellish
08-Mar-14 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Subject: RE: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Apropos compression: it's actually desirable for listening in a car, where there's a lot of background (and not-so-background) noise from the engine and the road. And even more so in a plane. But it's undesirable for listening in a reasonably quiet room at home. So ideally you might want two copies of every track . . . . .

Thread drift warning:
I've noticed that some singers get much louder and quieter during a song, not deliberately for dramatic effect (which in any case is generally not a good way to approach a folk song) but either according to pitch, getting louder as the tune goes higher) or louder in the middle of each line and quieter near the end. Some recordings are unlistenable in a car for that reason: if I wind the volume up enough that I can hear the quiet words, the loud ones are deafening.