MSH FORUM: LOUDNESS WARS AND THE TIPPING POINT
June 14th 2018, 14:00 – 17:00 H
Location: Elsa-Braendstroem-Haus (www.ebh-hamburg.de), Hamburg-Blankenese
Instructor: Thomas Lund
Working language: English
Tuition Fee: 50,00 € (incl. 19% Mwst./VAT)
Forum Flatrate: 150,00 € (incl. 19% Mwst./VAT)
(Any number of forums)
LOUDNESS WARS AND THE TIPPING POINT
„The Tipping Point“ refers to the fact that content starts to play softer on loudness-normalized platforms (Broadcast, Podcast, Apple, Spotify, games etc.) if too much dynamics processing is applied during production, mix or mastering.
Part I: Loudness in Streaming, Gaming, Podcast, Broadcast and Film.
„Loudness wars“ in music. Loudness standards and metering.
Track and Album Normalisation. Ideal leveling and the Tipping Point.
Part II: Reference Monitoring. In-room and Headphone. Stereo and Immersive.
Loudspeaker and Headphone Monitoring. Calibration.
Listening Level and Prevention of Listener Fatigue.
Thomas Lund is a global authority on loudness and level standardization, and is current chairman of the EU committee to prevent hearing loss from the use of personal devices, e.g. smartphones and VR. Thomas has written numerous papers on loudness and true-peak measurement, audio quality and sound exposure. He comes from of a medical background, specialized in perception, and holds position as senior technologist at Genelec. Prior to that he was CTO at TC Electronic, responsible for the development of some of the tools creating audio problems today.