why do they remaster every old song now?

whether they put it on youtube, cd, online streaming, in online digital music...if its an old song from the 60's, 70's and 80's - they always remaster it...which makes the song sound dsull, poor and compressed.....why can't they give us the song as it originally sounded? when it sounded great?

and who is fcking responsible for remastering these old songs and butchering them?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Two reasons

    1) The 'loudness war' - older tracks have a more naturalistic sound where some frequencies are more dominant than others, whereas new mastering favours normalization - i.e everything is turned up to 11.

    2) A remastered version is a new version, therefore it's a very cheap way of making money and extending copyright.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because of the limited dynamic range and the less than perfect frequency response of LP records, CD's sound better if they are made by remastering the music from the original tapes. Different equalizations (emphasis of different parts of the highs and lows) were also applied to music originally intended to be released on LPs. Some old music also had a lot of tape hiss. That can be reduced by processing the sound before remastering.

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  • 1 month ago

    because it makes lots of money. That is the only reason they would do it.

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