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    That's good. I am often concerned that the adjustments that Youtube makes could be distorting things. It was always the same with listening to music via FM radio vs the original albums or CDs. Things are processed to try to give a consistency in the sound on that platform, so what you hear is often different from the original.

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    For the heck of it,,, Set your self up under a blanket,,, Record that. Check out the capture difference. Will tell a bit about the rooms effects.
    It's easy, and free, and just might help find a direction unknown. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalismanRich View Post
    That's good. I am often concerned that the adjustments that Youtube makes could be distorting things. It was always the same with listening to music via FM radio vs the original albums or CDs. Things are processed to try to give a consistency in the sound on that platform, so what you hear is often different from the original.
    We are(were?) fortunate in the UK to have BBC R3 where they do not process signals very much AFAIK. Yes, they have to cater for the fact that people have some pretty low grade listening gear at home and many people listen in cars with an ambient noise level around 60dB, but mostly it is only mild treatment. I see most music averaging -30dBfs and peaks to -6. A peak to -3dB would be extremely rare and probably an error.

    I no longer listen to FM except a bit in the old jam jar but 'back in the day' we had the benefit of guys like Austin Uden and later Angus Mckenzie who had state of art radio kit and listened critically to BBC stereo FM. Woe betide the producer who 'effed up the balance of a prom! These guys could hear mic preamp hiss"! They also castigated the Beeb for dropping tape speed to 7.5ips!

    Okay! Okay! Another world another time I know but a few of us old codgers remember and try to keep standards up!

    Radio One (ugh!) and Classic FM are of course 'bangin'. I don't go there.

    Dave.

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    Morning Daria. I have just come from listening to the latest version on my Tannoys. Yes, the levels are reduced but still have one peak at 0dBfs. I suppose that is a function of the Normalization? Personally I would only take tracks to -3dBfs or so. You are not after all in the "CD rock loudness wars"! I 'think' close to the end I heard a faint 'crack'? Could be me though!

    The piano is still massive but I guess that is the track you are given?

    So, your recording efforts are not going to worry anyone at DGram' but as vehicle for your voice? Superb!

    Dave.

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