Travis Wesley

Pianist, Recording Artist, Recording Engineer, Composer, Educator & Musicologist

Why Music Sounds Bad

Posted on 3 October, 2013  in Around The Horn

This article was posted at Twitter from author and historian, Ted Gioia. It’s written by Steve Guttenberg for CNET and is entitled “An Inconvenient Truth: Why Music Sounds Bad.” I found it intriguing as I struggled with engineers to get my recent album “just right” in terms of audio quality across all platforms (i.e. the home stereo system, MP3 playback and car stereos). Guttenberg discusses a decline in audio quality in recent years that is directly tied to today’s smaller speakers, portable devices (phones and MP3 players etc…). Thanks to Ted Gioia for posting! Why Music Sounds Bad (Steve Guttenberg)