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Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Date: December 29, 2011 00:15

When someone says a Stones album was "Brickwalled" or not Brickwalled enough what exactly does that mean?

Re: Stones Album been "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: December 29, 2011 00:16

probably that it was placed between the double album set of The Wall by Pink Floyd...or something.

Re: Stones Album been "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: NoCode0680 ()
Date: December 29, 2011 00:20

It has something to do with compression, clipping and all of that. I think.

Re: Stones Album been "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: December 29, 2011 00:26

Section 5 of this article explains it: [en.wikipedia.org]


Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: drbryant ()
Date: December 29, 2011 00:53

A "brickwall" refers to the image of sound with no peaks or valleys, just a maximized loud sound - square like a brick (see this 1:54 video)




Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: December 29, 2011 02:33

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StreetKidStonesRule
When someone says a Stones album was "Brickwalled" or not Brickwalled enough what exactly does that mean?

Has anyone ever complained that an album was not brickwalled enough?

Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: nick ()
Date: December 29, 2011 03:52

This sounds like a Receiver that has a "Loudness" button turned on.

In regard to the video clip, isn't that what happens to a track when you convert it to mp3?

Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: tkl7 ()
Date: December 29, 2011 04:01

Not Necessarily.

Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: gwen ()
Date: December 29, 2011 12:11

It's really what happens during commercials on tv. The maximum volume level remains the same, but when the sound is compressed (in terms of volume), very loud remains very loud, loud become almost very loud, medium becomes loud... So the average sound level is much higher to the ears.

As a result, a lot of the breathing and fine nuances of the original are lost. Like a conversation where everyone would be shouting all the time.

Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: December 29, 2011 13:58

gwen
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It's really what happens during commercials on tv.


Which should be forbidden by law


Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: GravityBoy ()
Date: December 29, 2011 14:01

Compression is the enemy of dynamics.

Compression must die.

Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: December 29, 2011 14:03

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NICOS
gwen
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December 29, 2011 12:11 Date Registered: 7 ***years ***ago
Posts: 753
It's really what happens during commercials on tv.


Which should be forbidden by law

They are trying to pass a law in the States to stop this.


Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: gwen ()
Date: December 29, 2011 14:16

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Edith Grove
They are trying to pass a law in the States to stop this.

Same in Europe I believe.

Re: Stones Album "Brickwalled" what Exactly does that Mean?
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: December 29, 2011 16:35

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GravityBoy
Compression is the enemy of dynamics.

Compression must die.

A bit simplistic...but I share the sentiment.


It's a symptom of the recording industry's bias towards the lowest common denominator. Everything is compressed and "brickwalled" to optimise it for playback on poor quality, low resolution equipment.

CD killed folks' aspirations with regard to rewarding reproduction of music in the home...and it's been down hill ever since.



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