EBU R 128

Loudness normalisation and permitted maximum level of audio signals

Recommendation to use an average programme loudness of -23 LUFS and the 'Loudness Range' and 'Maximum True Peak Level' descriptors. Version 3.0 (June 2014).

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A brief version history can be found here.

More on loudness.

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The following translations of this document are available. Please note the translations may not be based on the latest version; see the year mentioned in brackets. These translations are courtesy of the translaters and hosted by the EBU 'as is'. The official and definitive version is the EBU English version.

German version of EBU R 128 [2011] - Thanks to Mr G. Spikofski (IRT) and Mr. F. Camerer (ORF).

Italian version of EBU R 128 [2011] - Credits: Mr Alessandro Travaglini (Fox).

Romanian version of EBU R 128 [2011] - Thanks to EBU Member ROR.

Russian version of EBU R 128 [2014] - Special thanks to EBU Member RTR.

Slovenian version of EBU R 128 [2011] - Thanks ot RTVSlo for this version.

Spanish version of EBU R 128 [2011] - Thanks to Mr Nacho Legorburo (SETSI).