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This is a collection of clips from more or less well known material to show what loudness normalization actually achieves.
Each clip is loudness normalized to -18 LUFS , which is 5 dB higher than the broadcast standard for television, which is most often around -23 LUFS.
The peak overview in Soundcloud is ABSOLUTELY false in what it depicts, which is ok since that isn't its job. A peak overview of the -23LUFS version can be seen here:
Material ranges from a piece of Metallicas Death Magnetic to Norah Jones "Come Away With Me". This is for edcucational purposes to illustrate loudness normalization of complete mixes.
For more information on loudness normalization, which was done by measuring each clip with libebur128 and Foobar2000 (its replaygain scanner uses the ITU-R BS.1770 loudness measurement methods) visit this site : https://tech.ebu.ch/loudness and check out videos on Youtube on the EBU R128 subject.
Foobar2000 is free and available here; http://foobar2000.org
This clip mix was put together in support of a feature request for Reaper, which the SWS extension authors are now partly giving to us in the next version (loudness scan and normalization commands for items in this case). The request can be studied here: http://forum.cockos.com/project.php?issueid=3307