hobbyist wrote:Bob Bickerton wrote:hobbyist wrote:Bob Bickerton wrote:That’s really oversimplifying the situation.
Some people like to hear music at higher volumes, others prefer lower volumes and reducing dynamic range isn’t going to help!
Lowering DR allows us to have sufficient volume for intelligibility on voice while keeping the high end low enough to be safe.
Which does not address the issue that some like it loud, some do not..........
It directly addresses it.
The too loud folks are complaining about the loud end.
The too soft folks are complaining about the speech on the low end.
COMPRESS it all UPwards at the low end and normally at the high end.
Then the loudness issue would be easily fixed with slight tweaks of the result if any were still needed.
OK just to entertain your posit for a moment:
If you process the audio as you suggest and play it back at whatever level YOU think is appropriate - do you think it’s possible that some people will still think it’s too loud and others will think it’s too quiet?
If not pray tell what your magic SPL level is, how you manage to select people who all agree on what the optimum level should be and how it is possible that you manage to seat your entire audience at the same distance from the sound system.