You will of course find old recordings that actualy works in these days of loudness, limiters and equalization, but dynamics sufffer, big time. Now, what is the gain? Absolutely nothing!
Dynamics in music is a totally own arena these days where everything is supposed to sound the same and as loud as is technological possible. Sometimes it simply is not the infinite versatilty that is the challenge, more so what you can do without it. Dynamics is a part of music, deal with it. From time to time I wonder what they did, the first that transferred vinyl masters to CD as they obviously did something right. Truth is they did little else, simply transferred the master to CD.
Man, we'll have to fight to get that back
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