Mix Referencing!

One of the most useful but often overlooked steps in mixing is choosing an appropriate mix to reference. Remember that old adage: “Nothing happens in a vacuum?” Well it rings true in music as well, and certainly as it pertains to mixing music. If you’ve ever tried to mix a song you’ve likely been there …

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Spotify goes LUFs

Spotify is switching to LUFs loudness measurement for audio normalization. Let’s look into what this changes when mastering for the streaming platforms. The switch from the older ReplayGain algorithm to the more recent LUFs standard started last month. Other streaming services, like YouTube and Amazon had already been using this standard. Not only does Spotify …

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