In part 2 of the story of mastering, we explore the consequences of the Loudness War and call out some of the worst offenders. We’ll also hear about the artists and mastering engineers who have been fighting back, and learn how modern listening habits might finally put an end to this sonic arms race.
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Check out Ian Shepherd’s podcast The Mastering Show.
Check out Greg Milner’s book, Perfecting Sound Forever.
Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/loudnesswars
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