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Ian Shepherd answers any questions you may have about loudness, dynamics, the loudness wars, loudness management on YouTube, Spotify etc - all welcome !
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+Podcasting Forum I can't reply to your message, I'm not sure why.

Like it or not, these standards are being implemented for podcasts already.

For example, most podcasts are on iTunes. iTunes Radio already uses Sound Check, which is a similar loudness-matching system to the one in this video. I think it's likely that Sound Check will be enabled by default in the future, in which case all users would hear the audio loudness-matched, unless they choose to disable it.

Bear in mind that loudness-normalisation can be applied to audio after the fact, even if you choose not to comply with the recommendations.

Having said all that, if you're not creating super-loud content, it's unlikely to have a big impact on what you're producing.

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...and Nicki Menaj is as loud as the Chile Peppers !
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+Ian Shepherd​ In the recent years, I had limited access to music at home because of too much work. And when at home, I very often use the DVD player which has no metric instruments at all.

So I never realized that Death Magnetic might be in the red all the times.

Yes, you're right, I also totally misunderstood the rankings. My interpretation was: Death Magnetic had a dynamic range which is deadly for the ears.

However, thank you for the comment! Helped me a lot!
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+Martijn t' Sas check Ian's YouTube channel :)
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^^^ totally agree :) Although my 'training' was years of practical application and experimentation vs. a full-informed class/teaching environment.. folks are very lucky that stuff like this is out here today. At one time, especially pre-internet, you had to find a top studio who would take you as an intern/student or if you're really lucky, a studio musician. Otherwise, you're gonna wait like me until like your late 40s to figure it out?? :D Think about it ;) Training is here.. get ya some! :)
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Stereo width in mastering – how to measure, monitor and modify it

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:-( Even though I agree that getting things loud and dynamic at the same time is an art, I wish people understood that they can achieve even better dynamics from an unsquashed mix by just turning up the volume on their speakers / audio player ... :-( 
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Mastering engineer, DVD & Blu-ray author
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    MD, 2010 - present
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    Mastering Engineer & DVD author, 1994 - 2010
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Ian Shepherd runs Mastering Media Ltd, dedicated to audio-visual excellence, and the Production Advice website where he helps people make their music sound great.

He is passionately opposed to the so-called CD "Loudness Wars", and in 2010 founded Dynamic Range Day to help raise awareness of the issue. 
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    Physics & Music, 1990 - 1993
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