Tag Archives: dynamic range compression

WAVE Files, Update

Based on the flurry of activity on my last post, it is clear that some are having problems with the Radiohead WAVE files. Not everyone is having trouble with them – I was able to convert the WAVE files to both FLAC and MP3 with no problems. I have listened to the entire album and […]

What’s Up With The WAV Files?

Paul McCartney and Radiohead have dallied in digital downloads in the past, and their strategy has changed over time. Radiohead’s new album The King Of Limbs is being released as a so-called “newspaper” album. I’m not quite sure what they mean by that. The physical album will be released April 9th, but the digital album […]

No Better Than This

John Mellencamp has a new T-Bone Burnett-produced album, No Better Than This. It’s not a CODE release, just a regular CD. But T-Bone Burnett is a good musical iconoclast, so the rear cover proclaims “RECORDED IN MONO”. Be still, my fluttering heart. Apparently, the songs were recorded live into a single microphone onto a vintage […]

Stereo Is Overrated

Today, 2009-09-09 is Beatles day (get it? Number NIne… Number Nine… Number Nine…). Which means new versions of their albums have been released. Most of the attention has been placed on the new version of Rock Band that uses Beatles songs – and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what ended up making the […]

Compression (Two Types)

I have complained frequently in the past (though not on this blog, apparently) that the iPod is ruining music. Well, not the iPod itself so much as a all the things that helped make the iPod popular: limited internet bandwidth, small hard drives, and crappy headphones. In the days of dialup modems and hard drives […]