A Massively Oversimplified Guide to Loudness

Loudness is one of those things that most beginning podcasters struggle with. Despite hours of editing and volume adjustment, the episode still sounds quiet once it’s uploaded to the RSS feed. There’s plenty of free (and paid (and wildly overpriced)) programs that will “fix it for you”, but mixing for a target loudness is a skill that will make your show sound a whole lot better.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.simplecast.com/a-massively-oversimplified-guide-to-loudness/
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Loudness is one of those things that most beginning podcasters struggle with. Despite hours of editing and volume adjustment, the episode still sounds quiet once it’s uploaded to the RSS feed. There’s plenty of free (and paid (and wildly overpriced)) programs that will “fix it for you”, but mixing for a target loudness is a skill that will make your show sound a whole lot better.

from A Massively Oversimplified Guide to Loudness

This is a great introduction to loudness. If you use microphones to record things (hint hint nudge nudge) I recommend you read this. :smiley:

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That’s right for stereo files. If you are publishing mono files then -19 LUFS is recommended for podcasts.

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