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One thing this discussion brings to mind is in both live sound and even more in recording (for many genres) is a desire for reduced true volume dynamics. This keeps quiet bits still audible when there’s road noise as you drive and doesn’t blow you away when the louder bits come on after you turned up the volume to hear the quieter ones.

This is usually done with audio compression to make quiet bits louder and loud bits softer. Because timbre of many instruments changes with the original volume there is still good “perception” of decent dynamic range. Compressors also have a delay to allow some transients through, to keep things exciting. I never really considered how the sound of accordion is effected by this. It would be something to experiment with.