In the last decades, the loudness level of TV and
radio commercials has seen a dramatic increase — a
phenomenon that is often referred to as loudness
war. In order to harmonize audio levels, the
European Broadcast Union (EBU) has introduced the R
128 recommendation, a loudness measurement approach
based on the new Loudness Unit Full Scale (LUFS). As
of August 31, 2012, many broadcasters will only
accept EBU R 128-compliant audio signals.
“That’s why we decided to create a loudness metering
tool in the very short-term, which enables our
customers to create R 128-compliant mixes,” says
Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at
- EBU R 128-compliant loudness measurement.
- Momentary, Short Term and Integrated
- True Peak and Range display.
- Classical metering.
- VST 3 plug-in (unsupported).
The SLM 128 Loudness Meter is now available as free
download (unsupported) from the Steinberg website.