Danish Newspaper Explains Sound Degradation

Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, today explains how the work flow from recording over mastering to distribution ands actual play-back, through poor choices and historical left-overs, introduces artifacts and degrades sound quality. For once it is someone who have actually done their homework and produced a tremendously readable article.

“One thing is notes that are missing, another thing entirely is unwanted notes sneaking in, not in harmony with the others.”

This is a cardinal statement in the article, showing that the author, Norwegian rocker Geir Gråbein Nordby, has heard the light, so to speak.

The article brought today, is in fact a month old article from Norwegian magazine Lyd og Bilde, but bringing this kind of article in a Hifi magazine is one thing, bringing it in a national newspaper is something else altogether. The original article does stand out a bit, though, including spectrograms of sound in different formats and resolutions.

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