Headroom, Episode 3: “What is LOUD? (Part 1)”


Tune in for insights about why we make audio loud, how loud we should make it, and whether we should be doing that at all.

Welcome to this installment of Headroom with Jonathan Wyner. Each month, Jonathan and his guests will discuss a fresh topic exploring the intersection of music production, music making, and technology. Some will be weighted more to music, some more to tech, and some wandering toward the bleeding edge!

In this third episode of Headroom, Jonathan is joined by researcher and producer Rob Taylor. You’ll learn what we mean by loud, why we make recordings loud, and whether we should be doing that at all.

P.S. Don’t miss “What is LOUD? (Part Two)” with special guest Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering. Watch it here!

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Read one of the most complete studies of loudness and loudness range in music over the decades by Emmanuel Deruty. Read the article here

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