Well worth a read
Adele… another victim of the loudness wars. The top track is “Rolling in the Deep” from the commercial CD/iTunes master of 21, the bottom track is from an audiophile reissue.
As you’ll see, when you turn the massively over-compressed master down to match the same volume as the reissue, the audio on the commercial release is hard-limited and has all the dynamics/life choked out of the waveform:
I become a giant squid of anger when I hear/see this.
Giant squid of anger…
We’ve got a module for Wowza Media Server that works as a HTTP Listener, and when triggered moves the requested file to an S3 bucket that’s defined in the params. We’re looking to see if it’s worth our time tidying this up and making it a commercial product. Any feedback?