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Re: Mastering music

>Extreme loudness, that thing that makes the waveform of a new 
>album's look like a solid block with no discernible dynamic is a 
>result of digital brick wall limiting, a process that completely 
>flattens out any peak that exceeds the user defined threshold (L2, 
>Finalizer, Oxford Inflator, Massey L2007..). This process does not 
>exist in the analog world.

Yes it does, and it is used by mastering engineers to this day. It's 
called clipping. It has also won listening tests amoung brickwall 
comparison listening tests.