Tech Review 2010

On the way to Loudness Nirvana - with EBU R 128

This article describes one of the most fundamental changes in the history of audio in broadcasting: the change of the levelling paradigm from peak normalisation to loudness normalisation.

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The change from peak normalisaitonto loudness normalisation is vital to address a major source of irritation for television and radio audiences.


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.

Russian version of this EBU Technical Review article [2010] - Special thanks to EBU Member RTR.