LUFS is in the air - strategies for mixing in the loudness world

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Florian Camerer, Tonmeister at ORF (Austrian TV)

Since its original publication, the loudness recommendation EBU R 128 has seen widespread adoption among public and commercial broadcasters. While the fundamentals for a good mix has not and will never change - good ears - the loudness paradigm offers enhanced possibilities, especially for increased dynamics and impact. With the predecessor system - peak normalisation - mixing dynamics have often been sacrificed on the altar of the loudness war. This has changed. But with change come challenges (alert: philosophical overload!), and these will be addressed with a special focus on live mixing. Warning: the presenter (crazy Florian from the Austrian Alps) might even destroy some misunderstandings and false hopes...

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