Are Commercials Really Too Loud?

Ciletti, Eddie
April 2006
Mix;Apr2006, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p98
The article presents Eddie Ciletti's suggestions on ways to manage sound disparities on radio and television broadcast having been in this kind of work for a long time. He mentions some local stations and evaluates the quality of their sound systems. For him, "microphone-eating" on-air talent can be improved by increasing the distance between the talent and the microphone. Adjust the bass roll-off (high pass filter) to reduce proximity boom. He cites other suggestions regarding loudness of Music CDs and TV commercials and how optimal use of sound source can reduce dependence on multiband processing.


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