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Average is the new loudest

Mulder, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0258-624X (2016) Average is the new loudest. Leonardo Music Journal, 26 (26). pp. 56-59.

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This article discusses new sound pressure level (SPL) measurement strategies in the context of live music. A brief overview of the introduction of loudness normalization in broadcast audio engineering precedes a discussion of using average sound levels in measurements at concerts. The article closes with a short analysis of the implications of these developments for the notion of agency in the sociotechnical domain of audio production.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Copyright: ©2016 ISAST
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