Source Audio – Mix Levels / Loudness

Source Audio – Mix Levels / Loudness

Your source audio’s mix levels are of course completely up to you.

Your DCP is meant to be played in the cinema – so you can (and should) use the wide dynamic range available for your audio mix.

But – be aware that in certain countries (like the US or Germany) there are rules regarding the overall loudness of commercials and trailers.

Common Leq(m) values:

  • Commercials / Ads / Spots: Leq(m) 82
  • Trailers: Leq(m) 85

We’ll measure the Leq(m) values for any audio track before we create your DCP. In case we find extrem deviations from the norm, we will contact you directly.