...vinyl records are the ones with more dynamic range these days. That is not because of the superiority of the medium but because most sound engineers (record labels?) prefer to master their CD’s that way.
We’ll have to agree to differ.
A well-encoded lossy recording is indistinguishable from the original.
I disagree and in blind tests, with my own music, I can tell a WAV from an mp3 every time. It also rather depends how and where you are hearing it; through earbuds on a bus it isn’t immediately apparent but in my studio the difference is obvious and on a large [party] rig painfully so.
I’m sure you know it already but there are portable players that support Flac natively if you just look outside the iPod universe
I didn’t know that although I haven’t really looked recently. I’m no fan of Apple [quite the opposite in fact] but for the money the 160gb iPod Classic was clearly superior to any of the other options when I bought it, sonically and ergonomically and, because I bought it at Singapore airport, economically. As a wav player it functions perfectly well and, in conjunction with a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones, sounds great.
Anyway, I’m super exited about the new album.
Good. Me too.
Since it seems that you’re in control of the mastering process I’m hoping that you can leave some room for the music to breathe (some dynamic range!).
I am ‘in control’ in as much as I get to ok the masters as they are done but I am wise enough to leave the nuts and bolts of the mastering process to somebody way more skilled than me. My input can essentially be summed up as looking up from my magazine every 45 minutes and going “Fucking hell, Kev, that sounds great!”
Me and Kevin are leading the charge in the ‘quietness wars’.