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Spotify Disabled Their Limiter

Jul 15, 2021

The title says it all, really - Spotify is one of the few streaming services to actually boost the loudness of quieter songs when normalizing, and until recently it was the only one to use a limiter to avoid clipping when it did this.


Spotify Begins the Move to LUFS Normalization

Dec 6, 2020

Things are changing again - and for the better!


In a nutshell, Spotify has started to make their long-promised move to using LUFS for loudness normalization, instead of the older ReplayGain-based system.


Loudness Penalty Now Supports Amazon Music, Deezer

Oct 15, 2019

We are happy to announce the addition of two new streaming services to the Loudness Penalty website and plugin: Amazon Music and Deezer.


YouTube Changes Loudness Reference to -14 LUFS

Sep 18, 2019

This. Changes. Everything.

Well, OK, not really. But something important did change last week: YouTube quietly changed their playback reference level to -14 LUFS.


Customer Story: David McKenna, UCLA

Jun 4, 2018

Meet David McKenna, Post Production and Scoring Stage Manager at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television.

We had the pleasure of talking to David about how he got started in the music industry, what led him to teach at UCLA and how loudness and dynamics in music have changed over the years.