What is the dynamic range database?
The dynamic range of any recording is defined as the ratio of the loudest peak to the quietest, expressed in decibels (dB). For context, the human auditory system has a dynamic range of about 90 dB; a person with healthy hearing can perceive everything from a whisper (roughly 30 dB) to a jet taking off (120 dB).
What is a good dynamic range rating?
DRD applies the following descriptors to these ranges: 1-7=bad; 8-13=transition; and 14-20=good. Evaluation for each album on the website includes the album’s average dynamic range, the track with the weakest dynamic range, and the track with the greatest.
Is loudness war over?
At the end of the day, loudness will always be a necessary component to creating commercially relevant music, but with the influx in popularity of streaming services, it’s safe to say that the loudness war is officially over. It’s done.
How do I find the dynamic range of a song?