Loudness is not volume, the listener does not control control it. Loudness is hard to explain, but it’s sort of just the “amount” of music on a recording medium or, these days, in a digital file or stream. More music is better. Yes, up to a point. The mid 1990’s were the beginning of what […]Read more "What we Lost in the Loudness War"
An interesting question came up at work this week: What producer had the most number one hits. Because we all grew up before the Internet was really a thing, we did what old folks tend to do. We made conjectures and argued for and against each other’s positions. Younger people would have immediately turned to […]Read more "Quincy Jones and the Swedish Menace"
This has been a pretty terrible day. Someone has been sentenced to hell today, and it’s not me. I had to leave work early today because my mom called me from my dad’s pulmonologist’s office office saying that my dad was going into the hospital. He’s had a chronic lung condition for the last 50 years, […]Read more "Sentenced to Hell"