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LumenMedia says

Hi. Just interested – what level of loudness you applying as target loudness during track mastering for Audiojungle.

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JType says

Hmm.. Loudness is dependent on quite a few different factors, including the dynamic range of the music, the frequency content/spread as well as it’s peak DB level.

If you’re referring to the peak DB level, then I generally limit my masters at -0.3db, but the dynamic range and actual loudness of my songs varies tremendously.

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thesensercomplex says

I was going to say, “What’s a loudness level?”. I don’t see that setting in Logic. :silly:

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richspeller_music says

I go for max of 0dB. Setting the limiter at -0.5 then use a wave editor to normalise upto 0dB during mastering, after applying a few things here and there.

As JType says, it is dependent on the dynamic range, the larger the dynamic range the quiter the overall track volume, generally.

Ever heard of the loudness wars…? Now there is a can of worms!!!

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scottwills Envato team says

I don’t know about anyone else, but loudness should always be set to eleven. ;)

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carloscerrato says

Depends a lot in the dynamics of the song or track, and what you want people to feel when they listen to your music. Some people always go for 0 dB for maximum loudness but sometimes the mix turns out pretty “muddy” if you set every instrument to that target. In the end it’s all about each song, there’s no “standard” for that.

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BigBouncyBright says

Peak -0.5 db
RMS -12-11 db is optimaly for the most styles (not extremal) -10 or louder – track is compressed very much and it can cause distortions and lost of dynamics

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LGuitarB says

I usually have it at 0 dB, although sometimes it will distort a bit on that level on my system, so then I turn it down a bit. The amount of compression depends on the style; in rock/pop I use more of it to get a nice ‘pumping’ bass, but when it’s an arrangement with a more orchestral sound to it, it quickly gets too muddy.

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yas_ says

0 dB to -1 db, depending on the dynamics, then normalizing to 0 db.

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LumenMedia says

Peak -0.5 db
RMS -12-11 db is optimaly for the most styles (not extremal) -10 or louder – track is compressed very much and it can cause distortions and lost of dynamics
Is -11 -12 db enough? Most commercial tracks mastered a lot hotter.
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