Which LUFS level should you mix and master to?

Justin Colletti gives you his answer to one of the biggest music production questions: What are the right loudness targets for mixing and mastering? In this free mixing and mastering video, you will learn everything you need to know to find the best loudness levels in your mixes and masters for rock, hip-hop, and EDM tracks.

Learn why the common loudness target of -14 LUFS might be too quiet for your music. Also, find out which plugins can make your mixes louder, display LUFS readings, and allow you to hear how your music will sound when uploaded to streaming services. This is a great video for anyone looking to create competitively loud masters that are free of distortion when uploaded online.

All you need to know about LOUDNESS and LUFS

These are Justin’s tips on the best loudness and LUFS levels for Rock, Hip-Hop, and EDM. Also, learn his views on the best loudness targets for mixing and mastering: which LUFS should you mix to for Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services. Find out the meaning of key mixing and mastering loudness terminology, including how LUFS works, and also get tips for using reference tracks for getting those levels just right.


All plugins used in this video are included in the MEGA Plan.