Michael Jackson http://kmuw.org en Musical Space: The Loudness War http://kmuw.org/post/musical-space-loudness-war-0 <p>Makers of pop music have always engineered their songs to sound big and loud. Motown records, for instance, have a legendary, huge sound. Sometimes, though, loudness can be overdone, and this problem seems to be getting worse.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The technology behind this is a device called a compressor. Its job is to keep a volume level consistent. This is great when you want, say, a vocalist to remain audible above the other instruments. </span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:53:27 +0000 Mark Foley 14369 at http://kmuw.org Musical Space: The Loudness War