â€œWhat weâ€™re trying to do here is fix the degradation of music that the digital revolution has caused,â€ Iovene said. â€œItâ€™s one thing to have music stolen through the ease of digital processing. But itâ€™s another thing to destroy the quality of it. And thatâ€™s whatâ€™s happening on a massive scale.â€
Then why the hell do they use so much compression. CDs that were made before the mid-nineties sounded fine. 16-bit audio supports 96db dynamic range. After they get done compressing the audio CDs released these days, the dynamic range is about 10db at most. Maybe 24-bit is better, but the record companies will end up ruining the sound anyway.