In a perfect world I would agree with you. However I receive complaints
when I hand out a CD that doesn't work in the kitchen or the car. So, I
For my most recent concert (last Saturday), I'm doing the manual tweaks
to the 96 kHz and 44.1 kHz files where the entire symphony (Beethoven's
7th) was normalized as a whole (and kept a hair below the "Russian
Easter Festival Overture"). The Franz Strauss Horn Concerto was raised a
bit more than the Russian Easter Festival Overture, but the former is
still not as loud as the latter.
For the MP3s, additional multiband compression was added prior to
encoding the files.
The actual master recording is kept at the same level throughout the
concert UNLESS I see a train wreck coming (which is infrequent). I do
record part of the rehearsal and use that to inform my final level setting.
I won't disagree with Tom about normalizing to -1 dBFS--I just do it to
-0.5 dBFS and have had no complaints.
On 2012-10-19 2:09 PM, Don Cox wrote:
> In a classical work with several movements, one would want to normaise
> the work as a whole, not each movement separately. Otherwise a quiet
> movement would come out too loud relative to the loudest (typically the
> If recording a concert, it would be best to keep the same level
> throughout the concert, not normalise for each piece.
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