Will too much compression kill your music?

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Compress your song with our Hydraulic Press compression tool. Will it kill your music?

Try it out like this:

  • 1. Upload a WAV, MP3 or AIFF file
  • 2. Get the song crushed
  • 3. Laugh

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...or, what's left of it. Ha!

We wanted to end the loudness wars, and teamed up with Hydraulic Press Channel and Darude to make an end to this madness.

You have probably heard of producers and DJs “smashing it”, but have you seen it? You’ve heard of music getting overcompressed to death
– but have you SEEN it happen?

CloudBounce collaborated with the Hydraulic Press Channel and Darude to see if excessive compression can actually kill your music. Try what happens to your track when pushed too far. Smash your tracks with our Hydraulic Press mastering tool and say goodbye to the loudness wars forevermore.

Check out what happened to Darude's smash hit Sandstorm, and a pair of high-end monitors from below.

PS. Oh, and when you want real, quality mastering, try CloudBounce here:

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Check out the original video here:

...and the "Behind the scenes" material here:

CloudBounce is a proud Abbey Road Red alumni company.



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"I used www.cloudbounce.com for one of our latest tunes and the quality is there. I think its a great service for new producers to get their work mastered at fair price."

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"I put all the demos I get into a playlist but sometimes even a good track might go unnoticed if it’s very low volume. CloudBounce offers an easy and affordable option to ensure your demos will be heard, like literally."

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