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Old 19th June 2019
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Originally Posted by DBarbarulo View Post
recently i had some masters back from a known top studio, top engineer etc., that i had to include in a full album for a client. All tracks were around +1.7 dBFS...

I have had to "repair" some that read +2.8

In my mind the question is if those engineers are getting more customers by providing louder masters than others or if they can't be bothered to lower their output ceiling just a tad below zero after clipping.
Wait.... they might not have found about ISP meters buttons and TP on their meters yet!