The LUFS Meter Can’t Save You

A loudness meter by iZotope

Making your tracks louder doesn’t mean that it’s better, it just means its blaring through the speakers. This took awhile for me to grasp as most mixes on beats alone are hitting around -2db these days. We have been living in an era of running mixes straight into the limiter and then turning it up even higher. Some how this became the norm. Some blame beat battles as contestants tried to pass off lackluster production by turning the 808…