A continuación os dejamos este interesante artículo donde se pone de manifiesto la estandarización de la escucha, esta vez en YouTube!
YouTube just put the final nail in the Loudness War’s coffin
This is HUGE.
It may not look like much, but if you’re involved in music production, recording, mixing or mastering, this image could be the most important thing you’ll see all year.
What is it?
It’s the loudness output of a YouTube playlist, as measured by theMeterPlugs LCast loudness meter.
First – it’s quiet. The loudness levels are all quite low, especially by modern “loudness war” standards.
Second – it’s very consistent. More importantly than the low loudness, they’re almost all playing at the same loudness.
What does this mean?
It means that YouTube have been using loudness normalisation on their music videos – and they’ve been doing it since December last year.Everything plays at a similar loudness, regardless of how it was mastered. And no-one has noticed.
Hear it for yourself – this playlist is composed almost entirely of current releases, with a wide variety of loudness on CD – and some of them are REALLY loud: