This post was originally published at ask.audio
WaveLab is a mainstay of audio editing and particularly mastering, and a great tool for performing all kinds of mastering tasks. In this video from the course WaveLab 101: Introduction To Mastering, Matt Hepworth explains the issues surrounding something you will probably have heard of but may not know all the details of – the loudness wars.
Although producers have for many years been engaged in a race to make music louder and louder so that it “stands out” against other tracks, the net result of this has actually been that music ends up sounding worse since it has had all the dynamic range squeezed out of it by excessive limiting and other processing.
Author : Hollin Jones