During Dynamic Range Day 2018, Ian Kerr from Meter Plugs and mastering engineer Ian Shepherd released the Loudness Penalty tool, where you get to know how the various music platforms will turn your music up or down (mostly down). For example, if you get -6dB as a result with Spotify, it means that you could maintain 6dB of dynamics by relieving compression and limitation and still have the same sound but with more pressure and a sense of more air in the mix. Material turned down by -2, -3 maybe -4dB on Spotify can be considered normal but when these numbers start to be -8, -10 or maybe -12dB, you’re doing something wrong and your material will probably be perceived as quieter and far less punchy than tracks well mixed and mastered.


, Penalty check!, Saintpid Mastering