Hyper-compression in Music Production: Testing the “Louder is Better” Paradigm 

Experiment Stimuli

Stimuli Audio

Listener Task 1 - Song A

Loudness Normalised

Urban - Uncompressed
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Urban - Hyper-compressed
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Rock - Uncompressed
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Rock - Hyper-compressed
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Pop - Uncompressed
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Pop - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00

Listener Task 1 - Song B

Loudness Normalised

Urban - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Urban - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Rock - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Rock - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Pop - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Pop - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00

Listener Task 2 - Song A

No Loudness Normalisation

Urban - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Urban - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Rock - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Rock - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Pop - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Pop - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00

Listener Task 2 - Song B

No Loudness Normalisation

Urban - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Urban - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Rock - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Rock - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Pop - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Pop - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Jazz - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Classical - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
Acoustic - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Uncompressed
00:00 / 00:00
EDM - Hyper-compressed
00:00 / 00:00

© 2018 By Robert W. Taylor.