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Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby hobbyist » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:04 am

http://turnmeup.org/
Interesting summary of how we view loudness.

I guess I am a C.
But I still want less DR. Just no make up gain.

Interesting that only 1% are Ds.
They must all work on a standards committee:)
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Re: Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby MOF » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:15 am

I’m a C.
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Re: Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:41 am

hobbyist wrote:Interesting summary of how we view loudness.

Old news, but yes, it is useful in explaining the problem and solution.

I guess I am a C.
But I still want less DR.

I would have thought your preference for minimal dynamic range would have placed you firmly in the D group.

They must all work on a standards committee:)

Stupid statement... :frown: It is the standards committees that have developed the loudness normalisation so keenly welcomed by the C group -- which I imagine includes the vast majority of SOS forum members!
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Re: Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby hobbyist » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:57 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
hobbyist wrote:Interesting summary of how we view loudness.

Old news, but yes, it is useful in explaining the problem and solution.

I guess I am a C.
But I still want less DR.

I would have thought your preference for minimal dynamic range would have placed you firmly in the D group.

They must all work on a standards committee:)

Stupid statement... :frown: It is the standards committees that have developed the loudness normalisation so keenly welcomed by the C group -- which I imagine includes the vast majority of SOS forum members!

They did not have a choice for less DR
AND less loud.
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Re: Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:48 am

There's no option for that because what eventually ended the loudness wars was the realisation that the end user had a volume control and used it. So by crushing the life out of your music you place yourself quite firmly in D whatever the level of volume you choose to listen at. You have my sympathy, you are missing so much of the beauty of good music.

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Re: Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby Arpangel » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:27 am

I have to say, I'm an A. I'm not really aware of it. But like all surveys, I'm a mixture of different categories, probably C too, they try and force you into one narrow category, which actually skews the results and can be used to manipulate figures.
I listen to BBC Radio 6 Music, that seems OK. But what does annoy me is when they turn up the add breaks on commercial stations, and LBC annoys me, for lots of reasons, and not only because it wants to be the loudest station out there.
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Re: Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby Folderol » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:38 am

Definitely a C. I've been really annoyed at times when I've heard songs that were intrinsically very good, but had the life crushed out of them :(
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Re: Are you an A, a B, a C, or a D ?

Postby Watchmaker » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:23 pm

I like puppies who smell like kittens although some kittens smell like puppies...This really annoys me :?

So many logical fallacies it's hard to know why anyone bothered writing it, let alone publish.
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