Classic Rock Bores Me *rant* in Electric Guitars Posted April 13, 2006 Originally posted by ThomasH Case in point: I just bought Morrissey's new album and I think it's excellent except for the mastering. I the music industry would actually start putting out music that is properly mastered... This is because of MP3s. The lossy compression scheme used for MP3 encoding doesn't deal well with highly dynamic signals, so the noise-peddlers have changed their procedures to match.It's all about the lowest common denominator - where the big volume and profits are. In the 70s and 80s, the 'top' (read: most prolific) mixing and mastering guys kept a set of Auratone monitors around to check how their mixes would sound on a car stereo. Now, I'd bet the 'top' studios put everything onto an iPod before they call it a wrap.Some days, I just want to go put on an LP of 'Dark Side of the Moon' or 'Aqualung', turn off the lights, pour a glass of something, and pretend digital never happened......I think I'm now officially a geezer, or at least a curmudgeon.