Monday, February 10, 2020

Mastering for Streaming Platforms: 3 Myths Demystified

Most leading streaming services have implemented some form of loudness normalization, turning the act of mastering for streaming platforms into a bit of a minefield. In this article we’ll take a look at some myths surrounding how the different services normalize audio, whether there are ideal LUFS and peak levels, how normalization impacts song-to-song level balances in albums, and why some songs still sound quieter than others, even with normalization turned on.