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Old July 28th, 2014, 05:33 AM   #1
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Getting max volume for -24LUFS TVC Limit

Hi all,

Here in Australia we have a strict -24 LUFS loudness limit for TV commercials. I was pulled up by the ad delivery outfit (Adstream) a while back for an ad that was too loud so have been very careful to make sure my ads are at The right loudness measurement ( use a waves plugin to measure)

The problem is my ads seem a little quiet compared to a few of the others. I have had a client mention it as well.

Is there a limiting/compression process I can use to get the perceived loudness up? Should I spend a bit of time reducing the level of peaks so I can squeeze a bit more out of the audio track?

Any thoughts appreciated!
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Old July 28th, 2014, 11:46 AM   #2
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At least here in the US, it is very rare to see ANY advert on TV or radio, even local market spots, that are not significantly compressed, limited, etc. to achieve maximum perceived "loudness" within the technical limits.
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Old July 28th, 2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: Getting max volume for -24LUFS TVC Limit

My composer friends use multiband compression. Here's an older "workshop" on the subject. I don't use Waves, but many composers do, so I know that MB compression is well supported.

MULTI-BAND WORKSHOP
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Old July 28th, 2014, 06:16 PM   #4
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Compression and peak limiting are the usual key tools. However significant damage can be done as well.

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Old July 28th, 2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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Thanks Rick... That was really helpful. Im glad you took the time to share your wisdom
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