A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Jun 4, 2007

Why do TV Adverts sound louder than the shows they interupt

The volume is the same, but they sound louder - and now the UK regulator is planning to try and even things out a bit. The deal is that the sound for the commercials is compressed. Basically, the quiet parts are louder, which makes the commercial overall louder. Blaring, to some ears (such as mine).

Speaking of, I use a utility to master my music tracks called LSAMP. It comes highly recommended, by me. It has a really great "console" feel for a digital product.

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