Occasionally, I browse through the gigs of fellow voice actors to check on trends, pricing, FAQs, revision policies, etc.
I can’t help but notice when clicking on videos or demo reels that quite a few of them make me want to immediately turn my volume down as they blare deeply into my ear canal. I’m not sure as to whether it’s a case of me having my own headphone DAC running too hot, another case of Fiverr doing strange things to uploaded audio on one’s gig page, or if it is intentionally meant to be that loud.
If it is intentionally loud, then I guess it may be because a seller might be worried prospective buyers won’t be able to clearly hear the audio through their mobile device or tinny ear buds. Or, it may be a case of being loud is much harder to ignore than being moderate or quiet.
I personally try to get my audio between -22 to -18 RMS average amplitude, but usually prefering the quieter side.
Just was wondering if I was the only one who’s noticed this.