Episode 11: Declare your own war on loudness

(Last Updated On: January 21, 2020)


Loudness was a Japanese metal band. ‘I love it loud’ was a Kiss song. Loud music has been glorified over the past few decades due to improvements in technology, but is it all beneficial ?

Continuing on our quest to help you make amazing music for life, we would like to complement the topic of hearing protection and discuss steps you can take to protect yourself from the loudness wars. 

Commercial pressure and lack of information led to a world where loud music is everywhere. A lot of times that is in excess, and will damage your hearing permanently.  

Let’s review a few things you can do to shield your ears from that and enjoy music for life. 

This is the essence of this episode of our podcast for the tech-minded music lovers.


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This episode has the following structure:

  • Contact info
  • How you can support
  • Updates and news
  • Understanding loudness
    • On your studio
    • On your DAW
    • During rehearsals
    • On your phone
    • Other environments

Additional Resources

Our article about winter NAMM.

Line 6 Pod Go announced at NAMM 2020.

The podcast engineer.

Difference between dBA and dBC.

3M earmuffs.

Worksafe Queensland notes on hearing protection.

Support the podcast

Amazon affiliate links to the items mentioned in the episode:

  • SPL Meters – one example linked, but use it to navigate to similar products and find the one you like

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