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Re: Dynamic compression software

Subject: Re: Dynamic compression software
From: Dan Dugan <>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 00:34:34 -0700
Dan Dugan:
>  >What's the nature of the recording?

Chuck Bragg:
>         any recording, actually. I want to listen inside a running 
>automobile, and in any recording with too much dynamic range I have 
>to 'ride the gain' while listening. Some bird calls are like this, 
>but  I am just as interested for music. In my editing software you 
>can't automate the process at all. I was hoping for something that 
>would allow me to batch process files.

This process is better done at the playback end than in the 
recording. It's the playback environment that has the problem. 
Solutions are starting to be approached in Dolby Digital standards 
for movie playback on DVDs--you can set your DVD player or surround 
receiver at several dynamic range settings--but the human engineering 
is almost completely lacking. You have to access a menu and set it. 
The "late night" setting would be suitable for listening in a car.

I know you're not playing DVDs, but I just wanted to explain that 
some people -are- thinking about dynamic ranges of recordings needing 
to be different in different environments.



I hear the European digital radio system includes dynamic range 
control at the receiving end.

-Dan Dugan


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Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
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