Petition to Music Streaming Services
Bring Peace to the Loudness War
Music streaming services need to properly manage audio loudness. We ask them to implement a loudness level in line with the Audio Engineering Society recommendations. No More Loudness JumpsMusic listeners’ number one complaint is when volume levels jump up and down. In contrast, loudness management can make for a far better listening experience: Quiet songs or albums are turned up and loud songs or albums are turned down. This is called “loudness normalization” — and the benefits are huge. When streaming services start using normalization, listeners will be happier and sound quality will improve across all services. Keep the Artists’ IntentStreaming services, please let artists choose how their music should sound! Some producers choose to master loud as part of their art. But other creators feel forced to master too loud (over-compress), compromising their vision because more dynamic music would sound lower than the “competition.” They mix and master to the level of the loudest streamer, adding unwanted distortion, pumping and clipping. This situation intensifies the Loudness War in music production and discourages creators from producing programs which are dynamic, open-sounding and impactful. Streaming services, please turn normalization on by default and choose the AES recommended loudness level (‘target’). This sensible target protects the sound quality of the original production and maintains loudness from track to track. When artists know and expect that loudness management will be used, they can finally follow their own vision without worrying about competing and we can enjoy the music exactly as they intended. Streamers: Let’s CollaborateWe know streaming services want to provide the best sound and service to their users. As music streaming hits the mainstream, now is the perfect opportunity to end the Loudness War by adopting universal loudness management. So please join the dialogue here at change.org. Let’s work together to make a better sounding audio world! Take Action!The Loudness War is over if you want it. Many people have been concerned for a long time about this issue… Sign this petition, asking streaming services to implement loudness normalization now, following the AES guidelines — and share it with your friends! References Wikipedia about the Loudness War. Loudness War links at MLA’s website Technical InformationThis petition focuses on music providers but all genres and services are affected by loudness issues, from podcasts to talk shows, music programs and videos. Tremendous progress in loudness measurement and management has already been made by groups like the EBU, the ITU and ATSC. The AES has produced this streaming recommendation: Recommendation for Loudness of Audio Streaming and Network File Playback: Audio Engineering Society Technical Document AES TD1004.1.15-10. Recommendation for loudness normalization by Music Streaming Services: Eelco Grimm, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Presented on May 22nd 2017 at AES 142nd convention in Berlin. Give Peace a Chance - Sign here now!
Petition to Sony Computer Entertainment, PlayStation
PS4 Bluetooth Audio Device Connection
Many gamers are fed up with the low-quality headset that comes with the PS4, and having to wrap wires round their necks. A lot of us have bought high quality bluetooth headsets for gaming, only to find that the headset cannot connect. Bluetooth headphones present a more immersive experience with better audio quality and generally improve the feel of games. We do not want our experience to suffer with bad mic and audio quality, for those of us who play out games using only headphones
Petition to Stanton
Stanton SCS.4DJ needs firmware updates and a way to buy spare parts.
The Stanton "SCS.4DJ" was up for sale at BestBuy, Amazon, and Guitar Center before April 2016 with some customers (like myself) who bought the product still within the warrantee period as of today does not function as described. The last firmware update was on February 2014 and it seems that Stanton dropped all support later that year. It is also impossible to order any spare parts for the device to fix it ourselves like replacing a touch platter, buttons, faders, etc.. without spending a fortune to have a 3rd party to fix it. Since the release for the device there has been issues with the firmware that has never been addressed or completely ignored. The following problems that has been reported and exist as of now are: 1. Loading times from USB storage takes way too long to load. 2. Random freezes and lock ups. 3. LED lights in midi mode for OS X El Capitan and above does not work. 4. QuickGrid is broken on some systems and needs a update. 5. Zoom closer to the wave when using the built in software.