LUFS? What is that? – PHD-028

PHD – 028

The Podcast Help Desk is where we go deep into the technology of podcasting, help you with the problems you may run into and when we have a chance, review new gadgets, services and solutions for podcasters.

This is not to say that the why and how of podcasting isn’t important. There are other podcasts that cover that part better than I do.

As they say, “Content is King”. So if you have something to say, start a podcast.

To keep your podcast running smoothly and get it out to your audience takes some tech. Thats what I’m here for. I will try to smooth out the geek-speak and put it in (more or less) English.

The main audience for this podcast is those of you who have podcasts and want to tweak the tech to get better sound, a better website, a more reliable RSS feed or a more streamlined workflow. Also, those of you thinking of starting a podcast and don’t want to make all the mistakes that those of us that have been doing it a while had to make. I will help you avoid those along with some scammy, spammy or downright bad services that have been out there or will be out there. I’ve made all the mistakes so you don’t have to.

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Lets get started…

You might have noticed I’ve changed the intro a bit. No music (although I’m going to have a new intro soon) I’m working on my mission for this podcast. During these unscheduled breaks, I’ve had time to think and tweak my content and to figure out my place in the world of Podcasts about podcasting.

Tom Magliozzi, Broadcaster, podcaster and Car guy dies at 77

Stitcher get bought by Deezer

IOS 8 is out. IOS 8.01 is out (ooops) IOS 8.02 is out. IOS 8.1 is out!

Also Yosemite is out for Mac. It’s been a big month for the Apple Fans out there.

Dave Jackson named Director Of Podcasting for New Media Expo!
Congrats to Dave! He will do a VERY good job with it and NMX this year is going to be a fantastic conference for many reasons, but first on my list is if Dave is selecting the speakers on the podcast track, It’s gonna be the bestist 😉

Congrats to Todd Cochrane for 10 years of podcasting!

Google releases Inbox by Gmail app

I know, not really directly podcast related, but I figure a lot of podcasters use gmail. First person to leave me voicemail on the voicemail link on the side of Podcast Help Desk will get an invite to Inbox from me. (let me know your gmail address when you do it)

New loudness standard for podcasting

Podcasting Standard -16 LUFS (?WTF?)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loudness, K-weighted, relative to Full Scale (or LKFS) is a loudness standard designed to enable normalization of audio levels for delivery of broadcast TV and other video.[1] Loudness units relative to Full Scale (or LUFS) is a synonym for LKFS that was introduced in EBU R128.[2]Loudness Units (or LU) is an additional unit used in EBU R128. It describes Lk without direct absolute reference and therefore describes loudness level differences.
LKFS is standardized in ITU-R BS.1770.[3] In March 2011, the ITU introduced a loudness gate in the second revision of the recommendation, ITU-R BS.1770-2.[4] In August 2012, the ITU released the third revision of this recommendation ITU-R BS.1770-3.[5]
The EBU has suggested that the ITU’s changing the unit to LUFS as LKFS does not comply with scientific naming conventions and is not in line with the standard set out in ISO 80000-8. Furthermore, they suggest the symbol for ‘Loudness level, k-weighted’ should be Lk, which would make Lk and LUFS are equivalent when LUFS indicates the value of Lk with reference to digital full scale.[6]
Since ITU-R BS.1770-2, LKFS and LUFS are identical

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