Audio mastering/normalization is very important. If your audio levels are too low, viewers will not hear well. If they are too high, clipping and distortions will lower the quality. On top of that, platforms like YouTube expects you to upload materials with certain loudness. If your loudness is too high, YouTube will lower your videos volume. But if it’s too low, it will not bring the volume up. Setting correct audio level by ear is not the best idea. Luckily, loudness can be measured with LUFS and we can modify audio tracks to reach desired loudness. In this tutorial I will show you how to do it with DaVinci Resolve for YouTube.
Our goal will be to reach -14LUFS with BS.1770-4 loudness and around -1.5dB True Peaks with DaVinci Resolve 18 and Fairlight module. I will show you how to measure loudness and how to use audio compressor to reach desired levels. Because just setting up the gain if often to enough.