In the age of music streaming we are hearing music differently. Not just with where it comes from, but quite literally with how it sounds.
You might not know, though keen ears will probably have noticed, that streaming services normalise tracks. This means the mix is altered, whether the artist or producer likes it or not, so that all of the music on a service follows a similar level – it’s normalised.
This video explains what that means, how streaming services are doing it, and most interestingly how producers are mastering their tracks differently to cater to this normalisation.