how they mix the audio for home release movies

  • Published: 11 August 2019
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    this is a video about how they mix the audio for home movies.

    Gus Johnson plays all sorts of characters, from Mitchell Robbins to JK Rowling to some guy in God's Country to shooting videos with his mom to I don't know why I am writing this. I am Gus. I wrote this.

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Comments • 1 560

  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson   2 months back

    if you or a loved one has been affected by loud movie volume follow me on twitter @Gusbuckets

    • Truth-Freedom
      Truth-Freedom  2 months back

      I actually thought that you exaggerated a little. But that's just my opinion.

    • Cyphero2
      Cyphero2  2 months back

      THANK you for this.

    • Kevin Malibu
      Kevin Malibu  2 months back

      Bruh, this is REAL LIFE. I’m sick of that shit on Netflix 🤣🤣

    • El Mehdi Boussalhi
      El Mehdi Boussalhi  2 months back

      We want a .flac download for that twitty Conway album

  • Justin Brantley
    Justin Brantley  2 weeks back

    Also, they mix the movie about 30 times quiter than Video Games, so you turn the audio up to watch the movie, then once you're done you exit to the PlayStation menu and it makes you go deaf immediately.

    • Terrible Sandwich
      Terrible Sandwich  3 weeks back

      So much truth in a 47 second video. Wtf already Hollywood?

      • Ty Thomas Boxing Training

        I can't watch Hulu in my mom's basement because of this

        • Blair Davis
          Blair Davis  3 weeks back

          A-freaking-men gus!!!

          • Jakub Checinski
            Jakub Checinski  3 weeks back

            THANK YOU! I have been saying this for years!

            • David King
              David King  3 weeks back

              and people wonder why I have subtitles on

              • HTPC HTPC
                HTPC HTPC  4 weeks back


                • ttrop
                  ttrop  4 weeks back

                  creative use of powerdrill, never seen one with a light on it tho

                  • danteelite
                    danteelite  4 weeks back

                    That's why I leave my TV on night mode in the audio settings.

                    The "dialogue" or "news" settings usually sound decent too.

                    Hope this actually helps someone, my gf showed me that and it made a world of difference.

                    • Sir SupesAfro
                      Sir SupesAfro  4 weeks back

                      Geez, go home video description, you're drunk

                      • Lola Gray
                        Lola Gray  1 months back

                        I'm in a film class where I'm fairly sure the professor has bad hearing, so she always turns the volume up all the way.
                        The film class is about women in action films.
                        I sit in the last row... right next to the speakers.

                        I haven't heard a single thing from the first day of class.

                        • ThatOneRandomKid
                          ThatOneRandomKid  1 months back


                          • Pocket Heart
                            Pocket Heart  1 months back


                            • Gustav Gnöttgen
                              Gustav Gnöttgen  1 months back

                              Slightly more quiet dialog and somewhat louder noises here?

                              • Aseel Aseel
                                Aseel Aseel  1 months back

                                i don’t understand?

                                • ok
                                  ok  1 months back

                                  when you have to hold the remote the entire time to continually adjust volume

                                  • Jay J
                                    Jay J  1 months back

                                    so true and also so annoying

                                    • James Does It All
                                      James Does It All  1 months back

                                      100000000000% find myself turning up and down the volume on Netflix every time i watch a movie or tv show on there...

                                      • Laser Mayonnaiser
                                        Laser Mayonnaiser  1 months back

                                        I swear there are some movies in On Demand or Netflix or DVD where I have to clench my remote to turn up the volume for dialogue and turn it down for music and sound effects. I might as well be playing a video game with all the button pressing

                                        • Olavids
                                          Olavids  1 months back

                                          Kinda funny, the ad for this video was longer than the video itself.

                                          • Lina Minnebusch
                                            Lina Minnebusch  1 months back

                                            just change the language to English and not English 5.1

                                            • Ssj3Gokulegend!
                                              Ssj3Gokulegend!  2 months back

                                              Obviously anyone who agrees with this video clearly watch their movies with shitty tv speakers. The audio for home media is specifically mixed for a proper home theater system in mind with dynamics intacted. Granted they should release like a 2.0 mix for tv playback it self but this is clearly not an issue for anybody with the proper setup. I refuse to let them mess up great mixes for people that only watch with their tv speakers or crap speakers in general. Get better equipments!

                                              • The Cereal Guy
                                                The Cereal Guy  2 months back


                                                • Brad the impaler
                                                  Brad the impaler  2 months back

                                                  This is definitely a 2008 volkswagen jetta moment

                                                  • n40798
                                                    n40798  2 months back

                                                    So when they actually mix the audio, is the dialogue lowered and music raised intentionally? or they just don't know what they're doing?

                                                    • BobbyBeRad
                                                      BobbyBeRad  2 months back

                                                      Cranked it up to wumbo I see

                                                      • celerysoup
                                                        celerysoup  2 months back

                                                        Throughout the entirety of watching Stranger Things on Netflix I had a remote in hand for when ear-bleedingly loud sound effects were played

                                                        • Elboe Succ
                                                          Elboe Succ  2 months back

                                                          *cough fast and furious *cough

                                                          • Nyla Kiriyuin
                                                            Nyla Kiriyuin  2 months back

                                                            He didn’t eject the flash drive

                                                            • Theodore Thoth
                                                              Theodore Thoth  2 months back

                                                              Good Midwestern Lutherans in an ELCA shirt

                                                              • KanalDerGutenSache
                                                                KanalDerGutenSache  2 months back

                                                                This is why I only watch movies muted.

                                                                • Saxy Man
                                                                  Saxy Man  2 months back

                                                                  All I want to do is watch fight club while cleaning my room but every 10 seconds theres an earthquake in my house.

                                                                  • M Mirlas
                                                                    M Mirlas  2 months back

                                                                    Sound engineers are criminals.

                                                                    • jmiogo
                                                                      jmiogo  2 months back

                                                                      THANK YOU!!!

                                                                      • shreksmom aHOE
                                                                        shreksmom aHOE  2 months back

                                                                        What if gus Johnson and brewstew collaborated

                                                                        • Brad the impaler
                                                                          Brad the impaler  2 months back

                                                                          basically how it b

                                                                          • Jilk
                                                                            Jilk  2 months back

                                                                            Gotta have my remote in my hand so I can turn it down when loud shit happens and not wake up my family and then turn it back up again so I can hear dialogue.

                                                                            • Jilk
                                                                              Jilk  2 months back

                                                                              Alas, I have but one like to give.

                                                                              • Jackie B
                                                                                Jackie B  2 months back


                                                                                • Mary Darko
                                                                                  Mary Darko  2 months back

                                                                                  I was watching Thor: Ragnarok on my tv, listening to Thor talk and all of a sudden you hear Immigrant Song 'AAAAAA' was really something

                                                                                  • BoyOfSteel101
                                                                                    BoyOfSteel101  2 months back

                                                                                    Oh my fuck. THANK YOU!

                                                                                    • Cacti House
                                                                                      Cacti House  2 months back

                                                                                      Can’t hear you over the drill

                                                                                      • eru san
                                                                                        eru san  2 months back

                                                                                        I'm guessing a lot of this has to do with home equipment, as well. If you're playing surround sound through an HDMI cable in stereo, you'll have terribly quiet dialog and terribly loud explosions.

                                                                                        • Florin Sekosan
                                                                                          Florin Sekosan  2 months back

                                                                                          This is the realest shit ive ever seen in my entire life

                                                                                          • Neknerp
                                                                                            Neknerp  2 months back

                                                                                            TVs/dvd players/netflix usually default to compressing the 5.1 to come out of TV speakers, which makes the dialogue relatively quiet.

                                                                                            If you switch to the standard "stereo" audio option, then the volumes will be much more balanced on tv speakers.

                                                                                            • Jane
                                                                                              Jane  2 months back

                                                                                              I want an example

                                                                                              • JB Red
                                                                                                JB Red  2 months back

                                                                                                Thank you. I'm to the point that if I have to start fiddling with the remote while watching a movie, I don't watch the movie.