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PasteEater 03-24-2020 02:43 PM

Minimum Broadcast Levels
 
Hi all,

I've been a mixer for nearly 20 years now, and I just did a mix that has me a bit perplexed. The whole thing is SFX: birds chirping and wind. The client wants the mix to be "subtle", but I'm concerned that if the levels are too low, the mix will be rejected. So my question is, what (if any) is the minimum overall volume for a commercial intended for US broadcast?

Thanks!

Reckless Erik 03-24-2020 05:24 PM

Re: Minimum Broadcast Levels
 
Aren't you guys at -24lkfs? Or does the broadcaster/distributor have specs you should be following?

coaxmw 03-24-2020 05:39 PM

Re: Minimum Broadcast Levels
 
Hi fellow San Franciscan, If your below -26 you can have the producer mention it to the trafficking house to leave it for creative reasons and it should be all good.

PasteEater 03-24-2020 07:23 PM

Re: Minimum Broadcast Levels
 
This is what I was looking for; thanks for the reply. Stay safe!

smurfyou 03-25-2020 12:10 AM

Re: Minimum Broadcast Levels
 
Tell the producer to make it very clear that the provided level is intentional. And maybe a note that there is no VO or anything so QC doesn't think it's a bad output.


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