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Where to get music with limited dynamic range compression?

post #1 of 14
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I've never heard a song with good dynamic range and I don't know where to listen to one. Any help would be appreciated. Free would be a bonus (legally of course!) :)

post #2 of 14

http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/

 

See if any of your music is on here with a high rating. Pretty useful stuff. 

post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/

 

See if any of your music is on here with a high rating. Pretty useful stuff. 

thanks. lots of music there :D

post #4 of 14
Just about any classical CD.
post #5 of 14

Every so often, I hear classical music listeners complaining that there's TOO much dynamic range... "I keep on having the turn the volume up in the soft parts, and then back down in the loud parts."  With good sound and a nice quiet listening environment, though, the range can really be stunning

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Every so often, I hear classical music listeners complaining that there's TOO much dynamic range...

 

No such thing L3000.gif

post #7 of 14
There definitely is such a thing as too much dynamic range. Karajan found it in his earliest digital rscordings. Impossible to listen to.
post #8 of 14

I was joking. You can definitely have too much, especially with headphone listening.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/

 

See if any of your music is on here with a high rating. Pretty useful stuff. 

hey. is that just a place to look at it or actually download the music? because if I buy any MP3 from amazon or something it's gonna be one of the newer copies and be compressed D;

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

hey. is that just a place to look at it or actually download the music? because if I buy any MP3 from amazon or something it's gonna be one of the newer copies and be compressed D;

Buy the CD biggrin.gif
post #11 of 14

look for music mastered and available in hi-res like fro hdtracks.com
 

post #12 of 14

though as a heads up:  I have some of there music and it's awesome - simply great to listen to and usually pretty dynamic.  though I have new remasters of some older rock stuff and it didn't seem at all more dynamic to me which was upsetting.

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by tme110 View Post

look for music mastered and available in hi-res like fro hdtracks.com
 

Would getting music from hdtracks deal with the dynamic compression on certain albums? I remember hearing some of the artists on there (especially in the rock genre) have released compressed music. I guess more specifically, do the labels actually release a different mastered version to that site and others like it?

post #14 of 14

I don't know and it's hard to say.  Just like I said 2 posts ago some of the stuff is pretty amazing but I've heard some (rock) that didn't sound (to me) any different than the original CD.

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