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Mastering With Perception AB

Jun 14, 2022

What loudness should you aim for when releasing music online? As loud as possible? As dynamic as possible? -14 LUFS? Everyone is always asking for the perfect number.

But here’s the trick - there is no answer. The best solution instead is to simply master the music to sound as good as possible…


Apple Switches to LUFS, Enables Sound Check by Default

Mar 23, 2022

We’ve been saying it was coming for years, and it finally happened!

Apple has updated their Sound Check loudness normalization algorithm to use LUFS, and enabled it by default on new iOS devices and Macs. But why is this so important?


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.