AES San Francisco 2010
Workshop W12

Friday, November 5, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm (Room 131)

W12 - Keep Turning it Down! Developing an Exit Strategy for the Loudness Wars

Martin Walsh, DTS Inc.
Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering
Thomas Lund, TC Electronic
Susan Rogers, Berklee College of Music

Following on from the popular workshop presented at the 127th AES Convention that delved into topics relating to the nature and the consequences of the loudness wars, our panel of loudness experts and "master" mastering engineers will provide an update on the progress toward ending the war and returning peace, harmony, and dynamic range to the people.

The workshop will focus on alternatives to the practice of overly aggressive dynamic range compression using weapons such as seasoned mastering techniques and gain normalization algorithms and standards. Audience participation is encouraged and all are welcome to voice their own opinion and comments in relation to the issues discussed.

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