I got into trouble with a few people a while back for this post:
- I didn’t know what EDM was, and
- I was wrong – EDM needs that crushed, “loudness war sound” – that’s it’s an essential part of the genre
So, here are my replies to those criticisms.
- Bite me
- Watch the video above – unless you think Skrillex isn’t EDM, that is…
And then bite me.
Any questions ?
This video has been getting a great reaction, but people have also raised a couple of valid points.
First – the sound effects make it hard to hear exactly what’s going on, and might contribute to the more spacious sound of the video
Second – several people think the iTunes version actually sounds better on the small speakers of smartphones, iPads etc !
So, I made another video, to address those points head on.
And here it is.
Short version – translation to mobile devices is NOT a valid reason for “loudness war crush”.
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If you’re interested in measuring the dynamics of your music, I’ve developed a plugin with MeterPlugs to help you do exactly that. It’s called Dynameter – to see how it works, click here.