Lots of people have asked if the talk I gave was available to watch, and recently Jaime kindly sent me the files.
So, here is my presentation in it’s entirety, apart from the demo of my Perception plugin. The sound is taken from the camera so wasn’t perfect, but I’ve cleaned it up a bit and inserted higher-quality versions of the slides and Spotify demonstration.
The talk was called “Lust for level – Audio perception and the battle for great sound”, talking about the Loudness Wars but also the crucial role levels play at every stage of the recording, mixing and mastering process.
Having watched it through there are some things I wish I’d done differently, but overall I think it stands up pretty well – and my voice lasted, too !
Thanks again to everyone from the AES in Mexico for making the trip possible – to Valeria, Jaime, Angel, Jorge, Humberto and Mintel – and also to Ross Hogarth and Michael Romanowski for their great comments and questions at the end of my talk.
For a downloadable audio-only version,