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AES Munich 2009
Workshop W15

Saturday, May 9, 14:00 — 15:00

W15 - War on Music

Thomas Lund, tc electronic

Music is currently under fire from two sides: Hyper-level and data reduction.

Using theory as well as listening examples, the session will demonstrate how this is a lethal combination. 16 bit audio recorded 20 years ago using less perfect conversion and processing equipment than today easily end up sounding better than modern recordings.

Based on years of research, some of the significant "quality bottlenecks" of today's production and delivery system are identified, and ways of improving on the situation are suggested.