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ClippingAnalyzer, Detect victims of the loudness war
post May 19 2012, 01:41
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There is a new version of ClippingAnalyzer available.

Microsoft Excel is needed to run it. I hope this is not a too severe prerequisite.

The tool shows statistics of media files in order to detect clipping and compression.
It helps to check if a track was mastered very loud and to find the problem areas.

Common audio and video formats are supported (via FFmpeg).
Clipped areas can be listened to (if VLC or WMP is installed).
CDs can be read and analyzed in a single pass (if EAC is installed).

License is GPL.

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post Aug 12 2012, 05:09
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What's the point? Do you suddenly not listen to the cd any more if you find clipped samples? Sometimes it's an intentional effect, Slayer's God Hates Us All, and Metallica's Death Magnetic come to mind. This whole 'loudness war' is so overblown it's gotten beyond ridiculous. Sure there is distortion in some modern cds but to me sometimes it gives a more live feel to the album, I'm fine with that, it's something different, and it doesn't always mean 'oh my god now EVERYTHING is gonna be recorded like this'. Slayer are a perfect example, with GHUA they did it, and then backed off for albums afterwards. It was a change in their sound they felt the need to experiment with rather than re-record Reign in Blood or Seasons in the Abyss over and over again. (looking at you ACDC)
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