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Old 05-22-2022, 01:14 PM
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Default Podcast level requirements

So I'm working on a podcast edit and was given these instructions for processing:

Set audio at -6db average level with peaks never exceeding -2.
Stereo sound
24 bits
16LUFS (Loudness Units Full Scale)
This is a standard for average volume*
Place a smooth high pass filter on the audio at around 50Hz
Place a smooth low pass filter on the audio around 18kHz
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Set audio at -6db average level with peaks never exceeding -2

My confusion is is where they say to "set audio at -6dB average level" and then the "average volume" is to be 16LUFS. Measuring LUFS is simple, but I don't know what they want with a -6dB average level and/or how to achieve this. I'm hoping someone with experience can shed some light on this for me.

Also, anyone heard of this "Five Steps Sound Mix"?



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Old 05-22-2022, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Podcast level requirements

Ignore everything except for the LUFS recommendation.

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