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Greg Calbi on the Loudness War

March 22nd, 2011 by Ian

Senior Mastering Engineer Greg Calbi talks about the loudness war and compression in this video. He recognizes the pressure placed on mastering engineers to maximize volume levels and cautions against this approach. He also talks about how the iPod’s shuffle feature has exacerbated the problem, but makes the point that the iPod’s Sound Check feature has the potential to curb the loudness trend. See the video here:

http://www.artistshousemusic.org/videos/mastering+engineer+greg+calbi+on+compression+and+the+loudness+war+in+mastering

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