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 • 1 550

  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson   4 months back

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

    • Truth-Freedom
      Truth-Freedom  4 months back

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

    • Kevin Malibu
      Kevin Malibu  4 months back

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

    • El Mehdi Boussalhi
      El Mehdi Boussalhi  4 months back

      We want a .flac download for that twitty Conway album

  • Marion Hinzman
    Marion Hinzman  10 hours back

    It’s like it seems so balanced at the movie theater but then I try to watch the movie at home and my parents are constantly making me turn the volume up every time people start talking but then oh my God it’s fucking horribly louder than the actual shuttle launch at NASA when the action starts in the movie like do they know the word balance the fucking audio

    • Memepool 22
      Memepool 22  1 months back

      I accidentally increased the volume and kept wondering why everything is so loud

      • Justin Brantley
        Justin Brantley  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months back

              A-freaking-men gus!!!

              • Jakub Checinski
                Jakub Checinski  2 months back

                THANK YOU! I have been saying this for years!

                • David King
                  David King  2 months back

                  and people wonder why I have subtitles on

                  • HTPC HTPC
                    HTPC HTPC  2 months back


                    • ttrop
                      ttrop  2 months back

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

                      • danteelite
                        danteelite  2 months 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  2 months back

                          Geez, go home video description, you're drunk

                          • Lola Gray
                            Lola Gray  3 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  3 months back


                              • Pocket Heart
                                Pocket Heart  3 months back


                                • Gustav Gnöttgen
                                  Gustav Gnöttgen  3 months back

                                  Slightly more quiet dialog and somewhat louder noises here?

                                  • Aseel Aseel
                                    Aseel Aseel  3 months back

                                    i don’t understand?

                                    • ok
                                      ok  3 months back

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

                                      • Jay J
                                        Jay J  3 months back

                                        so true and also so annoying

                                        • James Does It All
                                          James Does It All  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

                                              • nova minnebie
                                                nova minnebie  3 months back

                                                just change the language to English and not English 5.1

                                                • Ssj3Gokulegend!
                                                  Ssj3Gokulegend!  3 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  3 months back


                                                    • Brad the impaler
                                                      Brad the impaler  3 months back

                                                      This is definitely a 2008 volkswagen jetta moment

                                                      • n40798
                                                        n40798  3 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  3 months back

                                                          Cranked it up to wumbo I see

                                                          • celerysoup
                                                            celerysoup  3 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  3 months back

                                                              *cough fast and furious *cough

                                                              • Nyla Kiriyuin
                                                                Nyla Kiriyuin  3 months back

                                                                He didn’t eject the flash drive

                                                                • Theodore Thoth
                                                                  Theodore Thoth  3 months back

                                                                  Good Midwestern Lutherans in an ELCA shirt

                                                                  • KanalDerGutenSache
                                                                    KanalDerGutenSache  3 months back

                                                                    This is why I only watch movies muted.

                                                                    • Saxy Man
                                                                      Saxy Man  3 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.

                                                                      • jmiogo
                                                                        jmiogo  3 months back

                                                                        THANK YOU!!!

                                                                        • shreksmom aHOE
                                                                          shreksmom aHOE  3 months back

                                                                          What if gus Johnson and brewstew collaborated

                                                                          • Brad the impaler
                                                                            Brad the impaler  3 months back

                                                                            basically how it b

                                                                            • Jilk
                                                                              Jilk  3 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  3 months back

                                                                                Alas, I have but one like to give.

                                                                                • Jackie B
                                                                                  Jackie B  3 months back


                                                                                  • Mary Darko
                                                                                    Mary Darko  3 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  3 months back

                                                                                      Oh my fuck. THANK YOU!

                                                                                      • Cacti House
                                                                                        Cacti House  3 months back

                                                                                        Can’t hear you over the drill

                                                                                        • eru san
                                                                                          eru san  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                                                            • Neknerp
                                                                                              Neknerp  3 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  3 months back

                                                                                                I want an example