Bob Boyer brought this topic up on TH about 'normalizing' and then using DBX...

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http://www.tapeheads.net/showthread.php?t=58617

Eventually the topic turned to Audigy etc. I know something about this having rescued a few 'HD' soundtracks from You Tube videos for our Christmas albums...

Follow this thread, and invite Bob over to discuss it perhaps. It's a really good topic for recordists.
 

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Well...that didn't work out well...nevermind...

Wait...actually it did load.

Trying to say "it's over my head"
 
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What Bob is talking about is trying to use a noise reduction system that fully compresses and expands the signal along with too much processing and compression already.

Works better to record it with DBX first and then decode and do the processing for the final form. The other stuff makes the deleterious stuff like pumping and breathing way bad, Cisco.

Normalizing is making all the parts of the recording fit in a general range. This is not good until you are done recording the master tracks...then you process.

A huge mistake for some, and you can hear it on You Tube sometimes on so-called 'HD remaster' attempts when they post a new 'improved' video of a performance with stereo content mixed in or trying to make an LP or CD 'sound better'...an unfortunately bad lesson of the Loudness Wars that is hard to unlearn.
 
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Pretty close, and now he's trying it without DBX as suggested.

I believe he knows the answer, they try to get the members involved in problem solving there lately...a good thing, honestly.

I found myself undoing a lot of things to make some of the songs on the 2015 CD work, that glorious male choir from Great Britain was a mess if you tried to record the audio...you'd never know it from You Tube.
 
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Good enough for me...I get the drift.

Now to hit the Big Old Nasty Gun again and change the album (unprocessed).
 

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PS It's July, do you want me to start working on this years' album/download?
 

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