Report The Low Frequency Content Thread (films, games, music, etc) in Bass Content Posted December 12, 2014 Most of the time when a clipped compressed mix is presented, it is going to get 5 star level. Then it gets a 5 star execution from the 'awesome' crowd. Since execution is the only subjective category, maybe a heavily clipped 5 star level track can be penalized with a 4 or 4.5 star ranking. You list the composite and the spreadsheet is set up by the composite, so those looking at level alone will still see it properly placed. This way it is taken into account in the overall score. Level - 4 Stars (114.59dB composite) 5 star level - 1 star for obvious clipping throughout. For me, yeah it has a 5 star level, but I can't watch it at reference and have to turn it down vs. something like Elysium I can crank at reference. So when watching at comfortable levels a 5 star clipped track at -10 mlv the 114.59 is a 104.59 vs. 3 star level at reference of Elysium at 107.54. Or possibly below execution have Clipping- measured and audible. overall score deduction of .5 ( or 1) I see subjective praise from end users as well as from professional reviews for some of these tracks. Then when I play them I either run for the remote or my subs sound like they have a limiter enabled when running with ample headroom. Then I look up to see here and they are objectively a distorted presentation. This is the only site measuring these movie mixes and showing with repeatable measurements clipping and square waves. I think the soundtracks that aren't up to snuff in the loudness wars crap should be held accountable, what better place than here? Another way to do the execution is average the votes by star and rate it to the closest .5 star. 5 star 11 votes 4 star 9 votes 3 star 9 votes (55+36+27)/29=4.06 4 stars. This way all votes are taken into account. (edit: gdffgdfgd got it first) Did I spell that right? Rant over and I will let it go if nobody agrees.