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The Loudness Wars Over?

Metalica started it and maybe they will be the thing to cease it. Compressing the hell out of a program in the mastering stage has been going on for so long -- see Coldplay's latest album! -- that it's become a cliche. But no one stopped trying. And yet you constantly read about engineers talk about putting more dynamics into released music. Well, i think the pendulum is about to swing back. And it's a good thing.