Smart DSP presents: ÐQ – Quality Label

Ð Quality - Audio Quality Label by Smart DSP

While old studios and some veteran techs with classic commercial schemes are facing difficult times for most, and that the trend is to home studios.

And because of the Loudness War, people working on uncalibrated and not full range monitoring systems, with sometimes really low quality tools inducing several issues; the use of inaccurate automated services / tools and so on; quality in music is compromised if not already lost on most records.
In order to encourage artists & technicians going towards modern industry standards while preserving the essence of music. We have decided, after many months of researchs and testing, to launch our own Quality Label: SDSP Quality Approved [ÐQ]

This Quality Label may be used and displayed by anyone as long as the labelled audio material is compliant to the ÐQ chart.

Ð Quality - Audio Quality Label by Smart DSP

  • Dynamics-respectful master, using carefully choosen & well-mastered high-end processors; taking into account the optimization following the  release format, platform(s) and all other variables.
  • ÐQ compliant loudness:
    -13 LUfs Integrated (+/-3LUfs) with -1dB True Peaks ceiling.
  • High-resolution export to uncompressed format:
    24-bit | 44.1k, 48k, 96k Hz

Note: The ÐQ chart does not take into consideration other aspects than the loudness & dynamics. It is, by no means, a way to assess whether some music is good or not. It only allows to confirm that the loudness statistics are set in a way that should help avoiding unwanted issues and/or bad translation accross the various medias and mediums.

Ð Quality - Audio Quality Label by Smart DSP

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