Loudness – some food for thought

What do you think about this? Many students do present mixes that are rather quiet and these will often sound weak in playlists next to commercially available material. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean to say that the commercial stuff is better, it’s just very loud. Have you ever experienced listening fatigue after exposure to hotly mastered pop records? If you are interested in this topic watch this lecture from the very clever Thomas Lund for some more in depth technical information.