MeterPlugs has released a plug-in version of its Loudness Penalty web tool, offering a more convenient way to optimize music shared online. The plug-in, when accessed from your DAW, lets you know how much your track will be reduced by the likes of YouTube, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora and Apple’s Sound Check.
If your track is mastered at too high a level, online streaming services will reduce the playback level so the listener does not experience marked changes in loudness from track to track. This reduction is termed by MeterPlugs as a “Loudness Penalty”, and varies between streaming services.
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