The secret of maximum loudness (part 1)

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In this tutorial, Dan Worrall gives an in-depth explanation of levels and loudness in the digital domain. Is louder always better? How can you make your audio sound loud and still have depth and punch?

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lola a
lola a 5 saatler önce
Brilliant !
Vobos4 2 gün önce
Track id ? :-)
Marcin 3 gün önce
love this video
William Powell
William Powell 3 gün önce
Why not just make 10 the loudest?
Dead 209
Dead 209 4 gün önce
A limiter?
Matthias Kossidowski
Matthias Kossidowski 6 gün önce
realy good work . Hard to find these days . Thanks
Jeffery Johnson
Jeffery Johnson 7 gün önce
Right up my alley I'm going to become a music engineer 😃
Dramassi 7 gün önce
I think he reached maximum loudness on THIS video. well done sir.
Risty 7 gün önce
A very detailed explanation! Great for the future music producer who hasn't encountered limiting yet.
TheWriter86 14 gün önce
1 minute and 18 seconds in, and all I have to say so far, is man, such a cool guy.
Joachim B
Joachim B 15 gün önce
Dan Worrall, love tour tutorials! Thank you :)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton 19 gün önce
All so you don't have to surf the volume button in ad breaks.
Esketit Aylar önce
theres no way to mix perfectly stop believing these lies IF IT SOUNDS GOOD TO YOU ITS FINE
Matěj Svoboda | Happenee
Matěj Svoboda | Happenee Aylar önce
Can i somewhre find the tracks used here ?
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis Aylar önce
Fantastic video! Going on to part 2!
floyd loonie
floyd loonie Aylar önce
NO SECRET!!! Al you need is 500WATTS of Phase Linear RMS per channel!
Genjitsu Aylar önce
Excellent video - very clear explanation and you kept it moving along so it stayed interesting. I knew a little bit about this topic before I watched this and it helped me confirm that I indeed was solid in what I had learned but now I feel like I learned a lot more and I am going to watch the part 2 video right now.
Hhh h
Hhh h Aylar önce
and you are telling all this for free... bless this channel. thank you forreal.
Music Creation
Music Creation Aylar önce
What's the track name on that last one playing through about the last 1/4 or 1/3 of the video? Really digging it~ Thanks
Gogo Mogo
Gogo Mogo Aylar önce
Exchange the "LOUDNESS" of this video with "SWEETNESS" and, you'll get slimmer and with less pain in your body.
Smirking Guru
Smirking Guru Aylar önce
I played this video so loud my neighbor thew a brick through my window so he could hear it better....
george reason productions
george reason productions Aylar önce
intresting info enjoyed to watch
Vikings of Vintage Audio
Vikings of Vintage Audio Aylar önce
Another great video, thanks! But, I think the back track is too loud. Not intended as a pun. But I have some difficulties hearing your voice from time to time. Of course, I'm at a busy restaurant and I'm listening thru Airpods. But anyways, just thought I'd share this subjective experience from my side.
Genius Aylar önce
Interessting and impressive explanation.
Harry Hein
Harry Hein Aylar önce
whoever said music is the space between the notes never listened to my bloody valentine and it shows
Noah Dereszynski
Noah Dereszynski Aylar önce
I can't hear some of your examples because of the sidechain comp on your voiceovers. You should allow more space in future videos so I can hear in the tracks what you're talking about!
Manonthebrain 45
Manonthebrain 45 Aylar önce
I don't know who you are but I'm subscribing.
Joseph McKay Corbett
Joseph McKay Corbett Aylar önce
Thank you
Leonard Milcin
Leonard Milcin Aylar önce
This is also what destroys music. I love drums. But when you increase overall loudness, the drums suffer because they need so much headroom to be clear and interesting.
Judas Vigilante
Judas Vigilante Aylar önce
great in-depth video. excellent info.
Caesar Zave
Caesar Zave Aylar önce
Caesar Zave
Caesar Zave Aylar önce
shit, if anything is told to me in this accent I'll start nodding my head and believe it rlly good info thank you fab 🤝
DJ Bryn Godby
DJ Bryn Godby Aylar önce
Old Skool House Mix
Excellent tutorial
Joe Novelozo
Joe Novelozo Aylar önce
This guy seems to have covered digital loudness in the most complete way ive ever heard. Love it
Carl Johnson
Carl Johnson Aylar önce
Great quote to Debussy, perfect analogy, this video is a masterpiece
endosick Aylar önce
vale y si se la metes hasta el forro de los. huevos sube el RMS ?
hughlee007 Aylar önce
What's the name of the track at 0:32 ?
$hore! Aylar önce
what song is that at 0:40, that shit blasting !!!
Empira Music
Empira Music Aylar önce
I'm pretty sure streaming services mesure integrated loudness and brings it to something like -12 LUFS. So the point is, when you want a "perceived loud master" to make a loud drop (-4 LUFS short term) and a quiet break and gradually quiet build up. So when streaming services calculate the integrated loudness of your track and brings it (mostly) down to -12 LUFS, you have your drops louder than a track with a stronger integrated loudness, so the perceived loudness is higher.
Ferenc Szarka
Ferenc Szarka 2 aylar önce
Bro there are no secrets..
97warlock ismyname
97warlock ismyname 2 aylar önce
Ive found that when I upload & record onto Rapsody, I can run it slightly into the red & dont hear any clipping or distortion on playback. .... So now I wonder if I can also run intpo my tascam and have the record level ever so slightly peaking into the red.,, by gaining 10% more signal on the tascam & 10% more uploaded onto Rapsody, maybe I will have a punchier fuller sounding recording. Your video sparked this idea, gonna try it
nobby styles
nobby styles 2 aylar önce
that gating on that vocal is well good.
amagrasmusic 2 aylar önce
GAME STUDENT461 2 aylar önce
I procrastinated so long to watch this video
Sjoerd ˈʃuːd
Sjoerd ˈʃuːd 2 aylar önce
Great vid, but did you put a vibrato on your voice?
Keanu Ho
Keanu Ho 2 aylar önce
what's the song at 14 min?
olsen 2 aylar önce
i don't produce music and i know very little about it, but damn this video was well made and informative!
Borg Soundlab
Borg Soundlab 2 aylar önce
The best explanation ever...
E 2 aylar önce
You just got one follower only for apologising for the clickbait title :)
HAID3N Official
HAID3N Official 2 aylar önce
The problem is very simple to tackle, the government should be advised to make a law against squashing mixes more than a certain threshold. Any mixes loudness found to be in breach of this rule will be declared illegal and taken down.
HAID3N Official
HAID3N Official 2 aylar önce
1 louder...
itsBoo 2 aylar önce
jingles used so gooood
LoveisDivine 2 aylar önce
Beautiful explanation of what took many of us years of working with sounds to understand
Guillaume Gesquiere
Guillaume Gesquiere 2 aylar önce
in addition to creating the best plugins, you also make the best tutorials, here is a video that finally allows to understand the LUFS , Bravo fabfilter and Bravo Dan !!
Nerb Kcep
Nerb Kcep 2 aylar önce
I swear the background music is Buckethead
(((Only_ZuuL))) 2 aylar önce
voice sounds like mike rutherford from genesis..
Eno Dos
Eno Dos 2 aylar önce
this guy speaks like a robot.
Luciano Drossi
Luciano Drossi 2 aylar önce
There are some tricks however to achieve (stupidly) high loudness with preserved dynamic range WITHOUT a limiter-crush (which diminishes the kickdrum and snare...).
KO_3x3 2 aylar önce
Complex stuff very well explained. Thanks for sharing your Knowledge. Great Job
David Ghetto
David Ghetto 2 aylar önce
You would almost forget its about the mix and music lol
David Ghetto
David Ghetto 2 aylar önce
4db of limiting is perfect to me. Beyond that everything dies
Real HIFI Help
Real HIFI Help 2 aylar önce
Quint Hunnicutt
Quint Hunnicutt 2 aylar önce
Great explanations, thank you, learned several things
Petra Kann
Petra Kann 2 aylar önce
The so called “sweet spot” of an Amplifier with respect to minimising distortion (S/N ratio etc) may not and usually does not match the sweet spots of the other electronic components in your sound system - especially the speakers. There are individual optimal settings for each component as well as an overall sweet spot of your sound system, which depends on how the components interact as well as how the resultant sound behaves in the listening space. Then of course we have a “sweet spot” associated with the listener which is entirely subjective - ie based on personal bias and taste.
OTHS 2 aylar önce
7:42 ahhhhhh yes the sound of Chef Mic. I have kitchen work PTSD
Zip 2 aylar önce
What AI app was used for the voice?
stizuart 2 aylar önce
I love how mediocre recording engineers repeat, "If it's too loud, then you're too old." Especially since most that say this are 'old'. Though if I had a boss and clients that repeatedly asked for more loudness I might act the same way. It's a lot easier to talk down to strangers on the internet than it is to convince your boss that they're in idiot, that's for sure. I have to say, the fact that the evidence of loudness being better begins with how it sounds to a teenage boy seems incredibly appropriate.
stuart940 2 aylar önce
you just need to turn it up to 11 !
Juanrro Channel
Juanrro Channel 2 aylar önce
muchas gracias
John Lannikk
John Lannikk 2 aylar önce lufs corresponds to we are back to decibels again lol
GunDog Slim
GunDog Slim 2 aylar önce
Very informative thanks
Jossy music
Jossy music 2 aylar önce
Where can I listen to this song featured in the video? 4:40
Philipp Eichert
Philipp Eichert 2 aylar önce
Turn up the volume. Done.
KL_Feyn 3 aylar önce
the soundtrack used was amazing as fxxk! Is there anywhere to hear it boss ?lol
Jack Alessi
Jack Alessi 3 aylar önce
its actually just clipping, nice try tho
Raymond Rivera
Raymond Rivera 3 aylar önce
Well done presentation Dan.
Queen Purple
Queen Purple 3 aylar önce
Dan:”if it’s too loud you’re too old” Also Dan: don’t make it too loud or you’ll ruin it
Stratham 3 aylar önce
I just wish limiting was never used in music. Not one of my tracks has ever been improved with a limiter. Its just louder but loses so much
Florian Inside
Florian Inside 3 aylar önce
Notice for me: You have to care about a good loudness of your mix, otherwise it could become to silent in Radio/Streaming/whatsoever. But, however, i cannot rescue a bad mix with a good loudness. If it is crap bevore, it'll stay crap after.
Joel Armendariz
Joel Armendariz 3 aylar önce
awesome tutorial great information on loudness
Dom Valentino
Dom Valentino 3 aylar önce
The Unrestricted Knowing
The Unrestricted Knowing 3 aylar önce
This is amazingly condensed and helpful. In fact this information is kind of opening my eyes to more than music production implications. (IK Multimedia 25-1 Group Buy sale is at 7 for 1 today. OMG, OMG, OMG!!!)
Micky Cripplejohn
Micky Cripplejohn 3 aylar önce
TDK CDing! Those were the days.
PartidoFantasma 3 aylar önce
Dan, this was excellent. Thank you very much.
Jib 3 aylar önce
zograme zograme
zograme zograme 3 aylar önce
Damn these videos are exceptional, crystal clear, thanks Dan
Zalas 3 aylar önce
Could FabFilter add Dan Worrall as a feature to Pro L and other plugins? This would make my mixes so much better!
Tune M
Tune M 3 aylar önce
Sick! Professional quality education for all
Kent Henry
Kent Henry 3 aylar önce
Damn now I want to upgrade my Pro L license to Pro L 2
Demode 3 aylar önce
very insightful video on loudness. thank you! over the years i've noticed that having good bass/sub control within the mix yields for better loudness reach. kudos!
S!KK 3 aylar önce
I consider Dan Worrall as my youtube mentor from now on.
Cade Legat
Cade Legat 3 aylar önce
TheRaretunes 3 aylar önce
This serie is amazing
2112jonr 3 aylar önce
Loudness War: Reality, 3 year olds arguing about my dad's better than your dad.........Yawn.
Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor 3 aylar önce
I def recommend watching nic from noisia explain this also. On their patreon
Profesor Cerebron
Profesor Cerebron 3 aylar önce
Why is Gordon Ramsay talking?
Phil's Space
Phil's Space 3 aylar önce
1:25 Do you have any source material supporting that statement? I haven't heard that before. Would be very interresting to look into.
Raynel Gonzalez
Raynel Gonzalez 3 aylar önce
Love pro L, What a good video ty..
PrAnG2000 3 aylar önce
08:38 - What did Dan say here that was muted out? Great information I might add.
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