143rd AES CONVENTION Recording & Production Track Event RP10: Come Together: Concepts in Audio Normalization

AES New York 2017
Recording & Production Track Event RP10

Friday, October 20, 10:45 am — 12:15 pm (Rm 1E14)

Recording & Production: RP10 - Come Together: Concepts in Audio Normalization

Thomas Lund, Genelec Oy - Iisalmi, Finland
Florian Camerer, ORF - Austrian TV - Vienna, Austria; EBU - European Broadcasting Union
Bob Katz, Digital Domain Mastering - Orlando, FL, USA
Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. - Portland, ME, USA
George Massenburg, Schulich School of Music, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Gilbert Soulodre, Camden Labs - Ottawa, ON, Canada

In order not to annoy listeners with audio levels jumping, an increasing number of delivery platforms now apply energy-based gain normalization of content by default. Loudness in broadcast is a well known example, the concept has become prevalent in music streaming, and soon personal players will be required to reduce the gain automatically to reduce the risk of causing hearing damage. This workshop includes an update from Europe and WHO concerning the latter, on Loudness in general, and on the two special case normalization strategies proposed for film (speech) and for music (album). The different concepts are discussed, and so is the potential influence these changes will have on our industry at large.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Recording Technology and Practices

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