[mythtv-users] CALM Act in US
digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 14:02:28 UTC 2009
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 October 2009 21:46:58 Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
>> 2009/10/14 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>:
>> > It Won't Work !
>> I wonder if whomever wrote that bill actually did some research with
>> why commercial "appear" louder.
>> The volume is just as high during commercial, sound compression is at
>> work there...
> LOTs of things are involved, "loudness" is not the same as "volume", and
> neither term really has a scientific definition. Then there
> is "psycho-acoustic perceived loudness", which may be closer to what we
> perceive as "loud", but studies show there are psychological factors at work,
> something you do not want to hear may be perceived as "louder" simply because
> you don't want to hear it.
I have a Protools based home recording studio. Anyone who has ever
used anything like the Waves L2 Mutlimaximizer (a limiter) can see
first hand the huge difference between peak volume and
"loudness"...you can easily reduce the peaks and yet increase the
loudness to the point of being unbearable.
Even without the factors like "it seems louder because I don't want to
here it", I don't know how they could enforce anything, as I have no
clue what the metric could even be....I guess peak to average ratio
might be the closest...but I think you're correct...it'll never
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