I have attended milongas throughout the world and wherever I go, the music is extremely loud.
I myself am deaf in one ear and have to wear an ear plug to protect my hearing. I am concerned
that many people will face hearing difficulties in the future because of the high volume.
Tango music was originally played by orchestras who valued subtlety and complexity, both
of which are missing when the volume resembles that of rock music. I understand that
people tend to listen to all forms of music at a louder volume than before; but I strongly
feel that the health of the dancers is being compromised.
Yes, I agree. The volume today has nothing in common with the original.
Too few DJs are conscious of this fact and just succumb to the command of today's unconscious habits.
Music has been composed at a certain volume, sound level. On a music sheet there would be comments along the score, along with the intended speed. Only when reproduced in this manner, the true meaning of the sound is portrayed.
Acting on this, I began years ago, to work on the stored music, on CDs. Since they have been recorded and "re-mastered" by people who often had no sensitivity for such matter, often the resulting volume came from a damaged vinyl record.