The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the AES Loudness Project, a new informational web portal accessible to everyone that’s devoted to education on the fundamental concepts of audio loudness, its measurement and management that was developed by the association’s Technical Council Broadcast and Online Delivery (TCBOD) committee.
“This destination web portal was developed over the span of two years with content and input from many of the world’s leading experts in audio loudness,” says David Bialik, chair of the TCBOD Loudness Website working group. “It builds from the basics in an easily accessible format to deliver the core knowledge that all audio engineers should possess about loudness in order to maintain consistency in perceived loudness across content and source changes.”
At launch, the Loudness Project web portal offers illustrated text sections covering Loudness Basics and Loudness Normalization joined by an extensive list of References and Resources, with additional content to follow.
“Audio loudness is an essential concept and loudness measurement an essential part of today’s media production and distribution,” Bialik notes. “For audio engineers from students to seasoned veterans, this website is a resource for learning about loudness as we work together for the common goal of delivering the artistic intent of content creators and a predictable, consistently satisfying listener experience.”
Access the portal here.