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Setting the Proper Output Levels for Soundcloud and YouTube.

Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. So what is the purpose? Think of mastering as the glue, varnish and polish that optimizes playback quality on all devices from tiny iPhone speakers to massive dance club sound systems. If you are doing work for the ACX, you must know how to meet their requirements!
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Setting the Proper Output Levels for Soundcloud and YouTube.

Post: # 80Post Dana
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:29 am

The back drop to this video is two fold. 1. People who are complaining about the quality of their music that streaming platforms are providing. Well, if this is what you are uploading, it ain't the platforms fault! 2. A member in another community was explaining to someone how to use proper mic placement. This was their music and they used it as an example. As I listened to it, it sounded like tinfoil in a microwave. Proper mic placement means nothing, if your input levels or output levels are clipping. Please keep in mind that once your audio clips, you can never remove them, all you can try and due is tame them down and this will make your music sound very unprofessional. The attachment to this post, shows the audio in my video, where I mastered it you be listened to on YouTube. I was shooting for a -14LUFS with no more then a -1dbTP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKr1nizByA&feature=youtu.be
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