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Old 4 weeks ago
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Hey engineers what are you putting your music out as -10lufs or -13 Lufs do you make Spotfiy Happy Or go Louder 3 more Luf to make Apple Music Happy and Youtube etc etc... personally I've been going -13lufs but i think i want to hit -10 and accept how hot it comes out and less dynamic?
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Most MEs I've spoken with on the topic agree that it's best to just master the material to make it sound as good as possible, and let Spotify or whomever adjust the volume (typically, turn it down) to suit their standards.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Monkz24 View Post
Hey engineers what are you putting your music out as -10lufs or -13 Lufs do you make Spotfiy Happy Or go Louder 3 more Luf to make Apple Music Happy and Youtube etc etc... personally I've been going -13lufs but i think i want to hit -10 and accept how hot it comes out and less dynamic?
Try this: Turn off loudness matching in Spotify settings, go to New Releases and you will hear what levels all the major MEs are putting out.

Hint: It's not either of the levels you mentioned.
Old 3 weeks ago
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I nominate -11.682349 as the GS-approved, Ultimate Perfect LUFS number.
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I nominate -11.682349 as the GS-approved, Ultimate Perfect LUFS number.
I will always win a shootout against you by hitting -11.6823491.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Not once the dither rounds them both up to -11.68235.

haHA! Take that! En guard!
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I nominate -11.682349 as the GS-approved, Ultimate Perfect LUFS number.
UP-LUFS has a nice ring to it.

I'll upsample to 666kHz and blow you all away.
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666
... the number of the beast
Old 3 weeks ago
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Most master i hear are still much louder than the platform norms
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