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Old 01-07-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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The Chemical Brothers are loud.

I was just going through tracks looking at the wave forms and RMS thinking about today's loud tracks. Back in 1997 this must have been one of the loudest tracks ever. Maybe no?

What do you think the mixing and mastering were done on?

Reading up on some loudness topics, it seems around this time is where things started getting loud. Though Dig Your Own Hole sounds great to me.

Here's a good list of loudness war history details I found.

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: The Chemical Brothers are loud.

A couple funny quotes from that page.

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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squashed to fuck! you're using audition/cool edit there? could you post the amplitude stats too?
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Re: The Chemical Brothers are loud.

I don't know what RMS setting is most common. With a square wave setting it goes down 3db. This was from a 320 mp3 rendered to 16 bit wave. Don't know if that will add to RMS or clipping samples.

Still though, great sounding track. For the style. I suppose that tells a lot about the mixing before the brick-walling.


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if it was renedred down in mastering without mp3 in mind - given the year of release that's highly unlikely, a wav file hitting -.3 will more than often clip when converted to mp3. still look at the RMS values :O and the amount of clipped samples to double :O
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