Yes. I lump them with record company hacks.
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> Let's not forget the producers in this. Back when I was very active in recording, they were the
> main proponents of louder is better.
> Bob Cham
>>Apple, because it's Apple, hates FLAC and refuses to allow it in iTunes. Meanwhile, Sony is
>>belatedly putting on a big push for native DSD, including a hardware/marketing push. So it's
>>likely to be muddled, SACD vs DVD-A all over again. That said, anything to promote higher-quality
>>downloads is a Good Thing in my book. I include in that Mastered for iTunes, but note that the
>>vast majority of material sold on iTunes was not well mastered or well converted to the lossy
>>format. Newer stuff, if it carries the Mastered for iTunes certification is better.
>>On another front, I'm seeing slight signs of progress against terrible-sounding toothpaste MAKE IT
>>LOUDER mastering. Just the fact that the high-rez downloads places are demanding reasonable
>>dynamics is trickling down to the CD mastering. I've now heard enough tales of woe from mastering
>>engineers -- "The Artist Made Me Do It" or "The Record Company Suit Made Me Do It" -- that I tend
>>to believe them, that Make It Louder is completely the fault of tin-eared artists and record
>>company hacks. But that doesn't make the results sound any better!
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Stamps" <[log in to unmask]>
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>>Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 6:20 PM
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>>m with Pono - Tech News and Analysis
>>>I hope all the players update their software so FLAC will play on everything, but unfortunately
>>>it's not possible since many players (both software and hardware) sold and/or distributed in the
>>>past cannot be updated.
>>>On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:42 PM, Steve Greene wrote:
>>>>Curious as to what kind of mass-market penetration you can make at that
>>>>price-point. Is the audiophile market alone enough?