Posts Tagged ‘music loudness’

U2 Versus The Loudness Wars

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Having recently moved into an office near the site of the proposed U2 tower, I now pass through an area well-endowed with U2 graffiti as part of my daily commute. Today another mention of U2 caught my eye, but this time in the title of an article dealing with the loudness wars…

When Eleven Just Isn’t Loud Enough

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

For over a decade now, the loudness level of commercial recordings has been increasing – to the point where even the mainstream media are noting that prolonged exposure to such music actually induces nausea. This ‘hotness’ war has caused mastering engineers to sacrifice every last bit of dynamic range in order to achieve the highest possible perceived loudness.