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Audio Levels 101 – All You Need Is LUFS

  What the heck is dBFS, true peak, RMS, integrated loudness and LUFS? Why do I need to know these strange appellations? As a professional sound designer you will eventually stumble across technical terms referring to audio levels and loudness. A customer might tell you: “we need a track with an integrated loudness of -23 LUFS, a dynamic range of ≤15 LU and a true peak of max -1 dBTP”. Even if you’ve been producing audio for a few years you might be thinking: “huuuuuh…?”. By now you’ve probably heard about the loudness war, and we all know what it sounds […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Zhivko Nikolaev (Mystix)

This time we are proud and happy to introduce one of our most prominent talents, Zhivko Nikolaev a.k.a. Mystix on our blog! He has been keeping up an incredibly consistent and professional work ethic that has taken him a long way. Now we got a chance to hear more from the man who has participated in close to ninety productions on Audiodraft so far. There’s definitely a lot to learn for everyone of us from the grittyness and artistic hunger Zhivko has. 1) First, could you tell us something about your background. Where are you from? How did you start creating music? […] Read more »