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Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 | 2 comments

It’s Time to Talk About the Loud!

Image by flickr user Cubosh (Chris Dlugosz)

It’s February 1st. That means it’s a new month with a new featured topic. This time around, we’ll be digging into the subject of loudness metering.

When we refer to “loudness” we’re talking about those specific documents you’ve been hearing more and more about over the last few years: ITU-R BS.1770, EBU-R128, and ATSC-RP A/85. Whether you know what all of that means or not, we’ve got you covered. Next week will be the an introduction to loudness…the first of a pair of articles on metering in the beginning of the week, a free webinar on the 9th, and the second of the pair on metering coming shortly after that. Even if you’re familiar with the subject, you’ll probably find something new to learn in the coverage. The rest of the month will be dedicated to people talking about how loudness metering affects the work we do, both aesthetically and technically.

A quick heads up, we’ll also be giving the site a new look and migrating it to a new server towards the end of the month. [Remember when we mentioned this waaaay back in October?] The site will be down for a bit while we do that, but we’ll warn you ahead of time. It will help us tweak some functionality, as well as organize things a little better…making it easier for you to keep track of the featured content.

As always…

If you think you have something pertinent to share with the community on this subject, you are encouraged to do so. Next month, we’ll be focusing on the intersection of sound design and music. If you’d like to contribute to either topic, send an e-mail to shaun.at.designingsound.org to get the ball rolling.

2 Comments

  1. As someone who does a lot of voice and podcast work I think this will be really helpful. Looking forward to it!

  2. Hi! 

    This sounds exciting, I’m working right now on an iPad app and since that is an unexplored ground it will help me a lot.

    I’ve been a hugh fan of this site for a long time by the way, keep up that good work guys.

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