Adam Ragusea’s commentary in Current (“Why You’re Doing Audio Levels Wrong and Why It Really Does Matter”) struck a nerve when it was published last month.
It definitely explained in laymen’s terms why I can’t listen to “This American Life” while riding the clattering, rattling trains of Boston’s T, but “Snap Judgment” is just fine.
Adam, a journalist in residence and visiting assistant professor of journalism at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, and Rob Byers, the technical coordinator for the music portfolio at American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio, are good sports, and they’ve agreed to give a webinar co-hosted by AIR and PRX on Aug. 20.
With a few days to go before the webinar, I thought it might be fun to pull together a reading list about levels. (Editor’s note: A recording of the webinar is now available.)
Have suggestions for further reading? Please tweet them to @AIRmedia or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• First stop: Jeff Towne’s “Everything You Wanted to Know About Levels And Then Some” for Transom.org.