Album details

ArtistOpeth
AlbumWatershed [DVD rip]
Year2008
Album DR10
Min. track DR07
Max. track DR12
Track DR 12 11 11 11 10 12 12 07 07 11 (might not be in original order)
CodecOther lossless codec
SourceUnknown
LabelRoadrunner Records
Label code
Catalog numberRR 7962-8
Bar code0 16861 79628 0
CountryEurope
CommentAudio extracted with DVD Audio Extractor 7.0.0 to CD quality WAV-files (16-bit, 44,1 kHz). Includes 3 bonus tracks: Derelict Herds, Bridge of Sighs and Den ständiga resan. Tracks are in correct order. This is ripped from AC3 audio. Somehow the Dynamic Range Meter calculated much worse results for the DTS audio. EDIT: There must have been something wrong with my rips. Now I get similar results for DTS too. I just took the DTS streams and muxed them to two channels WAV files with FFmpeg because dr14_tmeter doesn't support surround. => Not surprising, the lossier the format, the larger the dynamic range. It is just an "approximation effect". When you have a lossy format, since it doesn't have enough bytes to repoduce the ugly square waves, it has no choice but to smooth the signal. Hence the greater dynamic range, it still sounds like crap though, a tad softer. It is a bit like a producing a LP from a CD master. Great DR values, compressed sound. Comment from another user: I have arrived with similar DR values, but I would like to share a few comments. 1. I have used Audacity and DVD-Audio extractor for this work. 2. While inspecting the waveforms in Audacity, you can clearly see that the FL and FR channel are brickwalled, but not as much as the CD release. The other three look fine. There is no LFE channel, hence 5.0 mix. 3. While downmixing to the stereo I have used the DTS stream. Prior to rendering I have reduced each five channels by -6 dB. 4. The resulted stereo mix has plenty of head room, and you can clearly hear the improvement, especially now you can hear the bass guitar more seperated from the mix (Heir Apparent). 5. Overall, while in lossy format, it is definitely a big improvement over the CD master.
AlgorithmTT DR Offline Meter (or compatible)

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