This article contains a selection of video tutorials that cover Post Production Loudness in Pro Tools - The Loudness Handbook.
These tutorials are arranged in order of workflow.
- Learn loudness principles and concepts behind the new loudness workflows.
- Learn how to use industry standard third party loudness plug-ins.
- Learn how to use LUFS in music mastering.
The 5 video tutorials* in this Loudness Handbook total to a viewing time of 1 hour 50 minutes with 3 of the videos being available to watch by either signing up to our $3.99 monthly subscription or 7-day free trial - cancel anytime within those 7 days. (For more information about tutorial subscriptions please read the information at the bottom of this article)
*Excluding Understanding Loudness - This is a rental video. Rent for one year $49.99 - Watch as often as you like.
The Complete Loudness Tutorial
In this tutorial, you will learn general loudness principles and concepts behind the new loudness workflows as well as tips and tricks to help you deliver loudness-compliant content.
Around the world especially in the broadcast audio sector there has been a change taking place from working to peak audio levels and normalising to peak level to measuring and normalising to a new loudness specification.
In this extended video tutorial series, you will understand how the new loudness standards affect you and the clients you work for. Learn from Mike Thornton who has been delivering loudness training courses to broadcasters in the UK, Europe and further afield throughout his career. Watch this tutorial series to benefit from his expertise
Who is this course for?
Anyone working with the new loudness workflows and needing to produce content to be compliant with the new loudness delivery specifications like ATSC A/85 for the US and Canada and EBU R128 for Europe. This can be live audio mixers, audio post production editors and mixers, compliance teams, video editors, anyone working in the delivery of broadcast content.
What does the course cover?
In this series we cover the history of metering, how the new loudness standard has been developed and that the different delivery specifications around the world are all based on that one standard. We show how to calibrate your monitor speakers, which is an essential part of mixing to loudness, before moving onto some tips and tricks on how to mix to comply with the new loudness standard and delivery specifications.
How Much Does This Tutorial Series Cost?
It is available for rent for one year for $49.99 - Watch as often as you like.
Third Party Loudness Products
Understanding RTW Loudness Tools & Mastering Tools
In this free video tutorial you will learn all the features that are common to both RTW Loudness Tools and RTW Mastering Tools. Learn how to set them up either from scratch or by using one of the factory presets. In addition, you will also learn how to resize the plugin window as well as configure and use buttons such as Start and Stop/Reset.
Waves WLM Plus
In this tutorial video, you will learn how you can use Waves WLM Plus to get your broadcast mixes loudness compliant to the appropriate BS1770 loudness delivery spec like EBU R128 or ATSC A/85.
Nugen Audio VisLM-H Loudness Metering
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to use Vis LM by Nugen Audio. Watch to see how the Loudness meter displays in an audio post production workflow.
Loudness In Music
Mastering Using LUFS And Loudness Meters
In this free video tutorial you will learn how to use LUFS in music mastering and the need to create more than one master for different platforms. This video was produced by Mastering The Mix.
The LUFS [loudness units relative to full scale] meters in LEVELS are extremely accurate at displaying the perceived loudness of audio material. The LUFS scale (sometimes called LKFS, though they're exactly the same thing) was introduced primarily to outline broadcast standards to keep the perceived volume of the different shows and adverts the same.
This is called loudness normalisation and it stops the consumer from constantly reaching for the remote to control the volume.
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