Why FFmpeg Loudness & Normalization Guides Are All Wrong, Evil & Immoral!
The Wrong Way There are SEVERAL guides online telling you how to normalize audio to provide a great listening experience by using FFmpeg’s “loudnorm” filter. Most walk you through a simple process called “track normalization.” You set a goal loudness, and adjust every piece of audio up or down to match that loudness. This is evil and immoral and I’ll tell you why:
Loudnorm changes the way things sound!
Loudnorm crushes dynamics!...
How I Built My Own Guitar
Why? I wanted a faster, more efficient way to make music.
My solution? Stick a Launchpad in a guitar
Sadly, no electric guitars I found had the room for a launchpad.
My solution (pt 2)? Build my own guitar with correct dimensions.
My advice? DON’T DO IT. It was really hard and time consuming.
Unless you NEED to do this to get specific dimensions & realize some crazy idea of your own, just buy a nice used guitar....
Learn Compression —— Without A Ph.D. —— +Cheatsheet
Index Here are quick links to each section. If you don’t know where to start, go to Downloads.
DownloadsVideoTranscriptionCompressor ControlsThresholdRatioAttackReleaseExample SettingsFIN (comment section)
Downloads - Start Here Download the FREE [Compressor Cheatsheet](/downloads/compression-tut/Compression Cheatsheet.pdf) for an easy, one-page summary of compressor fundamentals.
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Compressor Cheatsheet For YEARS I struggled with using compression properly, messing with knobs ‘till I got lucky. I read so many posts online and watch advanced tutorials on YouTube that confused me even more....