Re: [KERNEL][3G+WIFI][4.2.2] M-Kernel - a37
Originally Posted by Metallice
Well DRC can be used to lower volume, but the most common use is to boost volume. Most modern music of all genres uses heavy dynamic range compression to boost volume.
Louder music sells better than higher quality music.
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Sigh. Using compression to boost volume in playback is like the old saying; Make everything louder than everything else.
But M is right. It is (over)used to 'punch' up the sound in today's way over processed (popular) music. The only time I use it (when it is available) is when listening to music at low volumes, like going to sleep volume, to hold down big jumps in volume, and to not lose the quiet sounds completely
Using compression in recording or as an audio effect is a different matter.
I'm glad you took it out. It should only be a selectable feature. Less signal processing is good signal processing.
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