Different CD masters of the same album and a comparison with a vinyl rip - Are there any differences?
Although I am not a big fan of the 70’s Rock, there are some albums from this era I love and I always try to find a good CD master for my digital library.
One of these albums is Rumours from Fleetwood Mac. Long time ago, I ripped my father’s cd with EAC . It’s a US release, for which unfortunately I don’t remember much. Below you can see its dynamic range report using DR14 T.
DR14 T.meter - A tool to find the dynamic range of your music albums
Dr14 T.meter is an open source command line tool that computes the dynamic range of your music files. It’s a tool that I use in order to create reports for each of my FLAC albums I have in my music library.
Installing it in Archlinux was pretty easy:
yaourt -S dr14_tmeter In order to create a report for an album you need the following command:
dr14_tmeter /path/to/album/ What is really nice about it is that you can use it recursively in order to create dynamic range repors for multiple albums at once: