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jarome
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Streaming services music is clipped

HiRes streaming does not do a lot when the stream itself is clipped. I have seen this on about 30% of tracks on both Tidal and Qubuz.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/laud8lwu4uthlxd/clipped.png?dl=0
Is this a not-so-subtle copy prevention tactic?

John Atkinson
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Re: Streaming services music is clipped
jarome wrote:
HiRes streaming does not do a lot when the stream itself is clipped. I have seen this on about 30% of tracks on both Tidal and Qubuz.

Looking at your waveform, it might be the track is a victim of the Loudness Wars. I haven't come across this with the streaming services. Do you have something like Loudness Normalization turned on? That might be the problem.

John Atkinson
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