How many of you think modern CDs are too loud and distorted?
During the last 10 or so years, major label releases have been mastered loud, smashed up to the digital limit, even distorted in order to pop out of that 6-disc changer just a little louder than the rest.
I've noticed, we indies are doing the same thing, just trying to "keep up".
Some Web-friends of mine with major-label engineering credits are starting an industry group to try to convince labels to reverse the loud trend and bring back the dynamics that music needs.
I'm going to be writing more about this, but for now, here's your reading assignment: go to and watch the video and read the articles linked there. That ought to give you a background on what I'm going to write about.