Masterclass: Loudness Normalization
First it was Spotify, then Apple and then YouTube. In order to maximize user experience, the major music and video streaming platforms have implemented loudness management or 'normalization'. The uploaded content is being measured and optimized with an aim to even out the 'level' changes between songs or videos. What this process actually does with your music and how artists and engineers can master their music with the dynamics that work best, you can find out in the Masterclass: Loudness Normalization by Mastering Engineer and SAE Instructor Jeffrey De Gans.
Jeffrey De Gans Bio
Jeffrey was born in 1971 and was obsessed with music, sound and technique from the day he was born. At the age of 10 he started messing with tapedecks, mixers and turntables while playing his sisters disco records. Later he had his own (illegal) radio-station, worked for a drive-in-show, worked for several radio-stations, produced and released over 70 vinyl-records and played worldwide (and still does every now and then) on a zillion parties as a DJ. One of his passions is making espresso; always fine-tuning the machines to make the perfect espresso. This is something that can be found back in his mastering skills; always looking for the best and even push it just a bit more. Da Goose Music was founded as a music-production company in 1996. Jeffrey’s first real mastering-job dates back to the end of the nineties and in 2015 Jeffrey was nominated as one of the 4 best mastering-engineers from the Netherlands. Needless to say that he has a lot of experience, a great set of ears and serious knowledge of what he is doing. Jeffrey has also done the mastering on Lil' Kleine album that won the Worldwide Act Award at the MTV EMA 2017.
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