I am mastering 2 albums at the moment, and need some clarification.
I am targeting the -14 LUFS.
Using the Loudness Time Scale - set to Integrated -
If I have a song that peaks from -13.5 LUFS in the middle, but by the time it gets to the end of the song it is -14.0 LUFS...
Which of these two values represents the LUFS of my track? Does the target -14 LUFS need to be when the track is done after fading out? Or does that -14 LUFS need to be the maximum LUFS the track gets too as in peak LUFS?
Meaning is my track still at -14 LUFS standard if I have it peak at -13.5 LUFS in the middle, but by the time it finishes the song (fading and all) its at -14.0? Or to have it considered -14 LUFS standard can it not peak above -14 LUFS ever?