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Isn’t radio a big factor in this? Broadcast radio is noisy and has pretty limited dynamic range. This may be a cause.

Radio is actually compressed in real-time by use of broadcast compressors, so they solve the problem rather directly.

Exactly, radio would be relatively unaffected by masters having high dynamic range.

Oh I had no idea. Fantastic.

For those interestes, if you produce anything for radio in Europe you need to keep the EBU R128 guidelines which are actually quite well thought out https://www.iconnectivity.com/blog/2017/6/10/ebu-r128-the-im...

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