This. Changes. Everything.
Well, OK, not really. But something important did change last week: YouTube quietly changed their playback reference level to -14 LUFS.Read more >>
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.
Enjoy!Read more >>
Streaming services turn down loud songs. But they all do it in slightly different ways, which makes it difficult to know how your music will sound once uploaded.
Until now…Read more >>
Spotify has lowered its normalization level from -11 LUFS to -14 LUFS, matching Tidal and bringing it closer to iTunes (-16 LUFS). The new level provides increased headroom for dynamics, meaning that dynamic music will play back just as loud as more compressed music. In other words, quit hyper-compressing your music!Read more >>
We’ve all been there, sitting on the couch, watching TV late at night, when all of a sudden… the loudest commercial ever made interrupts to sell us “Bam! Bam! Easy-Off Bam! Spray it on and look at that shine!” You nearly fall off the couch, jumping for the remote to turn it down. The dog starts barking. The telephone rings - it’s the neighbours. Ugh…Read more >>