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Re: [ARSCLIST] CD writing speed
Don Cox wrote:
Compression does have its uses. I find that (with a bit of fiddling with
the settings) it can greatly increase the audibility of badly recorded
speech. This is because it increases the level at the beginning of each
sound, giving a sharp attack which enhances the consonants.
It does indeed. I often work with opera recordings made from the
audience, typically from an orchestra seat rather too close to the stage
for ideal balance. The result is a faulty perspective which can be eased
by slight to moderate dynamic compression.
However, that is nothing like the compression used to maximize apparent
loudness in commercial recording.