What is Loudness?
Loudness is a measure of the perceived volume of a sound. It takes into account the frequency content and duration of a sound, as well as the listener’s sensitivity to those sounds. Loudness is measured in units called “LUFS” (Loudness Units Full Scale), which is a standardized measure of loudness used by the Dolby Atmos Music renderer.
Recommended Loudness Level for the Dolby Atmos Music Renderer
The recommended loudness level for the Dolby Atmos Music renderer is -18 LUFS, with a true peak level of -1 dBTP (decibels true peak). This recommendation is different from the Dolby Atmos loudness standard for all content (-23 LUFS and -2 dBFS), as the Dolby Atmos Music renderer has been optimized for music playback.
The recommended loudness level of -18 LUFS ensures that the music is not too loud or too soft, and it sounds great on all types of playback systems. This loudness level also takes into account the dynamic range of music, which can include both loud and soft parts. By using compression and EQ to balance the frequency content and dynamics of the music, you can ensure that your music sounds great in Dolby Atmos and takes full advantage of the immersive audio experience that this technology provides.
Why Is the Recommended Loudness Level Important?
The recommended loudness level is important for several reasons. First, it ensures that your music sounds great on all types of playback systems, from high-end home theaters to headphones. By sticking to the recommended loudness level, you can ensure that your music provides a consistent listening experience for your audience, regardless of the playback device they are using.
Second, the recommended loudness level helps to prevent distortion and clipping. If your music is too loud, it can cause distortion and clipping, which can degrade the overall sound quality. By mastering your music to the recommended loudness level, you can ensure that your music sounds great and provides a high-quality listening experience for your audience.
The Dolby Atmos Music renderer provides a revolutionary listening experience for music. To take full advantage of this technology, it’s important to master your music with the recommended loudness level of -18 LUFS in mind. By using compression and EQ to balance the frequency content and dynamics of your music, you can ensure that your music sounds great and provides a high-quality listening experience for your audience. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create immersive audio experiences that engage and delight your listeners.