The Death of High Fidelity by Robert Levine

8 03 2012

I first read this fascinating article in 2007. Being an audiophile and vinyl record collector, it resonated. I’d be interested in your thoughts.

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The Beat Patrol

This interesting article comes from the Dec. 27, 2007 issue of Rolling Stone, discussing the sorry state of CD sound quality over the past few years…

In the Age of MP3s, Sound Quality is Worse Than Ever


David Bendeth, a producer who works with rock bands like Hawthorne Heights and Paramore, knows that the albums he makes are often played through tiny computer speakers by fans who are busy surfing the Internet. So he’s not surprised when record labels ask the mastering engineers who work on his CDs to crank up the sound levels so high that even the soft parts sound loud.

Over the past decade and a half, a revolution in recording technology has changed the way albums are produced, mixed and mastered — almost always for the worse. “They make it loud to get [listeners’] attention,” Bendeth says. Engineers do that by applying dynamic range…

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2 responses

3 10 2012
Winter Mosseri

computer speakers that are made by Bose are one of the best but they are quite expensive. I usually use Creative Labs computer speakers. *.*”`

Have a great day!

7 10 2012
Christian Fahey

Bose speakers are awesome!!

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