Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mastering Loudness Problem on Spotify? Reply To: Loudness Problem on Spotify?

Donald MacTavish

    Hi Jonah,

    There is a free online version of the Loudness Penalty Analyzer (LPA) at

    I have been analyzing tracks on Spotify and the differences between tracks on the Web version is all over the place.  The info of FB is correct in regards to normalization.  Have some fun and drop some commercial tracks into the LPA and see the differences. I also suggest getting the free version of Youlean Loudness Meter.  Fantastic to understand loudness in tracks. A basic mastering staring point to get a good "loud" master is: Never go over -1.0 dBFS True Peak and target your master between -10 and -12 LUFS.  This is just a suggested target.