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Perception in the Use of Limiting in Popular Music When Loudness Normalized According to EBU R-128
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Since the start of the loudness war, a steady increase of compression and limiting usage has affected the dynamic range and audio quality in modern music production. A steady decrease in peak-to-loudness ratio has been observed in previous research, and by introducing artifacts and other types of distortion, one can claim that the result of this war has a big impact on music quality. However, there is a lack in understanding how this affects the listener. This paper will discuss how the use of exaggerated limiting can affect the audio signal. A discussion around what we can do to minimize and hopefully end the loudness war by loudness normalization is presented as well. An experiment was developed, which tested if listeners were able to distinguish the usage of limiting, when the signal was normalized according to EBU R-128. The results showed that the subjects were able to hear the usage of limiting, when it reached a certain degree of processing. More research in how we can use EBU R-128 as a tool to bring back dynamic range, and how the usage of limiting affects listeners preference is suggested

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2014. , 15 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58755Local ID: f51b93be-aef3-4234-9e45-0e9fa344794eOAI: diva2:1032143
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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Audio Technology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20140602 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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