Hello Ott... I mean Mr Ott, sir.... aside from lovely curves, what do you look for graphically in a waveform in terms of the lowend?

Ott responded on 11/04/2014

I can't say I've ever looked. There are few clues to be found in a graphic representation of a waveform which are of any use to me.

Aside from obvious things like DC offsets and spikes/glitches, I know of no way to make effective value judgements about a sound based on a picture on a screen.

I will derive much more useful information about the low-end by using my fingertips on the speaker cone, and I've ruined plenty of good mixes getting carried away with what the spectrum analyser is telling me.

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