I just mixed a commercial for TV and saw it air against other commercials and is it just me or is all TV audio smashed to hell with an L2?
I mean, come on...
My mix was smooth and had dynamic range and was at the level they told me to put it at: -10DB peak with an average peak of -15dB.
The other commercial I saw next to mine must have been brick walled up to -10dB.
Are all TV shows and commercials mixed with such lame dynamics?
I feel like the layman is going to hear my mix and think it's of lesser quality compared to the smashed, bright, brittle, distorted junk that comes before and after it.
Do any of you share the same viewpoint I do? Do you wish there were more dynamics in audio on TV?
And how do I stop this from happening in the future? Do I have to master my broadcast audio like I have to master my music albums?