Reply To: Mastering for YouTube

July 23, 2023 at 8:30 am #5908
Bob Katz

    Hi, Matthias. Perhaps it’s the language, but I would say that normalization is a blessing. With normalization, highly compressed and/or clipped music can more or less coexist with music that was produced with more headroom and less distortion.

    Hopefully YouTube and Spotify will join the ranks of Tidal and lower their targets to conform with the new AES Standard: AES77-2023: AES Recommended Practice Loudness Guidelines for Internet Audio Streaming and On-Demand Distribution