THIS BLOG exists to explore and discuss modern trends in the sound quality of the recorded music the majority of consumers listen to and buy - either in physical format at a store or via digital download service.
I created "Loudness, Remasters, & Musical Fidelity" out of the need to provide, for myself and like-minded individuals, a place to discuss such trends, after experiencing much bias against such discussion on industry-related private discussion forums as the Steve Hoffman Forums and Gearslutz(yes, that is the name of a pro-audio discussion forum!) and on Usenet-based open newsgroups.
Yes, I, personally, am strongly against the trends in modern recorded music: to make the finished album/product as loud as possible above all other consideration, and to "remaster" existing & legacy material(from late 20th century and backwards) to match current releases in perceived loudness when they are played back by consumers.
So if you feel like I do, and want to explore ways to let the music industry know we're TIRED of just "noise with a beat"!!, here's the place to have such discourse.
And again, WELCOME!!