how they mix the audio for home release movies

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    this is a video about how they mix the audio for home movies.
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Comments • 100

  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson  10 months ago +6308

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

    • Truth-Freedom
      Truth-Freedom 10 months ago

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

    • Kevin Malibu
      Kevin Malibu 10 months ago

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

    • El Mehdi Boussalhi
      El Mehdi Boussalhi 10 months ago +1

      We want a .flac download for that twitty Conway album

    • Ghada Ahmed
      Ghada Ahmed 10 months ago

      @Drav 据 0

    • we_luv_shidding
      we_luv_shidding 10 months ago

      Ironically this is how your videos seem to be mixed from time to time

  • Carolina Fishin Kid
    Carolina Fishin Kid 3 days ago

    I was just talking about this today when watching a movie 😯

  • AtomicLight
    AtomicLight 5 days ago

    Movie: *is having a dialogue scene*
    Me: *turns up the volume so I can hear*
    Movie: ya like explosions?

  • Eu Eu
    Eu Eu 15 days ago

    This is what happens with so many youtubers, especially those horror games/movies reacters, most of them just scream like idiots.

  • Gehrig Harris
    Gehrig Harris 2 months ago

    **cries in Harry Potter Blu-Ray release**

  • midnightsunrose
    midnightsunrose 3 months ago

    and that's why we put on subtitles lads

  • Denis Schulz
    Denis Schulz 3 months ago

    The German Dub is always the other way around 😂

  • Gabr Flyan
    Gabr Flyan 3 months ago

    Sven is doing some really important work at the beginning here.

  • knislappen
    knislappen 3 months ago

    So true hahahaha

  • Where We Go 1 We Go All

    This video is perfection

  • this channel has been taken by monkeys


  • Fred Chicken Inc.
    Fred Chicken Inc. 5 months ago +1

    I think this is the most truthful thing I have ever seen

  • Jani Kärkkäinen
    Jani Kärkkäinen 5 months ago


  • Max Power
    Max Power 5 months ago

    I wish I could like this video more than once.

  • Rooster Cogburn
    Rooster Cogburn 5 months ago

    Thank you! So it's not just in my head!

  • Rainy Chain
    Rainy Chain 6 months ago


  • Epic Rhino Films
    Epic Rhino Films 7 months ago

    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 8 months ago

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

  • Justin Brantley
    Justin Brantley 8 months ago +1

    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 9 months ago +1

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

  • Taron
    Taron 9 months ago

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

  • Blair Davis
    Blair Davis 9 months ago

    A-freaking-men gus!!!

  • Jakub Checinski
    Jakub Checinski 9 months ago

    THANK YOU! I have been saying this for years!

  • David King
    David King 9 months ago

    and people wonder why I have subtitles on

    HTPC HTPC 9 months ago


  • ttrop
    ttrop 9 months ago

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

  • danteelite
    danteelite 9 months ago +5

    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 9 months ago

    Geez, go home video description, you're drunk

  • Lola Gray
    Lola Gray 9 months ago

    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 9 months ago


  • Pocket Heart
    Pocket Heart 9 months ago


  • Gustav Gnöttgen
    Gustav Gnöttgen 9 months ago

    Slightly more quiet dialog and somewhat louder noises here?

  • Aseel Aseel
    Aseel Aseel 9 months ago

    i don’t understand?

  • ok
    ok 9 months ago

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

  • Jasmin
    Jasmin 9 months ago

    so true and also so annoying

  • James Does It All
    James Does It All 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

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

  • Lina Minnebusch
    Lina Minnebusch 10 months ago

    just change the language to English and not English 5.1

  • Ssj3Gokulegend!
    Ssj3Gokulegend! 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago


  • Brad the impaler
    Brad the impaler 10 months ago

    This is definitely a 2008 volkswagen jetta moment

  • n40798
    n40798 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

    Cranked it up to wumbo I see

  • celerysoup
    celerysoup 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

    *cough fast and furious *cough

  • Nyla Kiriyuin
    Nyla Kiriyuin 10 months ago

    He didn’t eject the flash drive

  • Theodore Thoth
    Theodore Thoth 10 months ago

    Good Midwestern Lutherans in an ELCA shirt

  • KanalDerGutenSache
    KanalDerGutenSache 10 months ago

    This is why I only watch movies muted.

  • Saxy Man
    Saxy Man 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

    Sound engineers are criminals.

  • jmiogo
    jmiogo 10 months ago

    THANK YOU!!!

  • shreksmom aHOE
    shreksmom aHOE 10 months ago

    What if gus Johnson and brewstew collaborated

  • Brad the impaler
    Brad the impaler 10 months ago

    basically how it b

  • Jilk
    Jilk 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

    Alas, I have but one like to give.

  • Jackie B
    Jackie B 10 months ago


  • Mary Darko
    Mary Darko 10 months ago +1

    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

  • Cacti House
    Cacti House 10 months ago

    Can’t hear you over the drill

  • eru san
    eru san 10 months ago

    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.

  • Real Kirbo
    Real Kirbo 10 months ago

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

  • Neknerp
    Neknerp 10 months ago +3

    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.

  • Heck
    Heck 10 months ago

    I want an example

  • JB Red
    JB Red 10 months ago +2

    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.

  • Babazooka boi
    Babazooka boi 10 months ago


  • Lissie Lamb
    Lissie Lamb 10 months ago


  • Nuclearspartan
    Nuclearspartan 10 months ago


  • Ginsu131
    Ginsu131 10 months ago

    Guys, don't watch movies using TV speakers. Get external ones with a center channel, which is where all the volume is piped to these days.

  • M3LP L30n
    M3LP L30n 10 months ago

    Did any one else just imagine, "mitochondrial is..."?

  • Edgar Allan Poo
    Edgar Allan Poo 10 months ago

    missed the chance to turn down the dialogue and turn up the outtro music to earrape levels.

  • Nosebleed de Groselha
    Nosebleed de Groselha 10 months ago

    When my mom asks me why I didn’t like Blade Runner 2049

  • YannickFilms
    YannickFilms 10 months ago

    Oh my god it‘s so true😂😂how can you make a 47 seconds long joke so simple but SOOO FUCKING FUNNY?!😂😂

  • Ranstone
    Ranstone 10 months ago +2

    ... The audio for DVDs are 5.1, so they're the exact same mix as the original...

    • Sam
      Sam 10 months ago

      Yeah people are just cheap/poor and cant afford a basic 5 channel or 3 channel setup. Having a center channel is key, and no one really seems to know that. then they blame the audio mixers when in reality its mixed perfectly they just didn't invest in a basic sound system.

  • Salman Arif
    Salman Arif 10 months ago

    I knew sp4zie off to something new in his life 0:5

  • Robert Gaines
    Robert Gaines 10 months ago

    The title alone made me laugh

  • DaFuq!?Boom!
    DaFuq!?Boom! 10 months ago

    He should've just destroy that USB with *brickwall* block.

  • Mr.Blank
    Mr.Blank 10 months ago

    you look like Sam Carter

  • Hoganply
    Hoganply 10 months ago

    Even with pro headphones on it's rediculous. I swear it's getting worse with each movie too. Watching the Endgame Blu-ray I had to turn it up so loud to comfortably hear the dialogue the explosions literally hurt my ears.

  • ahasd asetodu
    ahasd asetodu 10 months ago

    What is that outro music?

  • Eric Glass
    Eric Glass 10 months ago

    Too real hahhaa

  • King Kehmi
    King Kehmi 10 months ago +4

    I am Jeff's sister's mom's son and can confirm this is what we do when releasing the home movie versions

  • Ketsu-wo-taberu
    Ketsu-wo-taberu 10 months ago

    What? Altered carbon ain't like that!

  • Michael V
    Michael V 10 months ago

    My sister hates when my brother in law and I watch movies because we have to blast it to hear the dialogue. Then an explosion shakes the house and wakes the baby 😂

  • howlmao
    howlmao 10 months ago

    we not gonna talk about that catch

  • Properly Gaming
    Properly Gaming 10 months ago

    I swear. You can't watch movies without subtitles because their music and some effects blare over the dialogue

  • Magnus Lysø
    Magnus Lysø 10 months ago

    It's called dynamic range. And it's art.

  • here2watch08
    here2watch08 10 months ago

    Even movies that were released in theaters have this problem when watched at home. Like, why?

  • Ryko_Et _Irish
    Ryko_Et _Irish 10 months ago

    I thought it was just my tv that was vroke

  • Gurre Kurre
    Gurre Kurre 10 months ago

    how tf is this guy the ultimate

  • Shaghig P
    Shaghig P 10 months ago

    I want to know what gus's soundtrack at the end of every video he makes is... it's really nice and addictive :(

  • Taco Joe
    Taco Joe 10 months ago

    So true.

  • twothirty
    twothirty 10 months ago

    Again very amusing

  • selftaughtinfection
    selftaughtinfection 10 months ago

    For real, so annoying, I can't believe lt's EVERY movie too. Not a single one that doesn't do this I swear.

  • TheTalisman616
    TheTalisman616 10 months ago

    Saints and soldiers is THE WORST. ugh

  • Elise D
    Elise D 10 months ago

    I'm actually in the industry and this happens

  • MyFenceBroke
    MyFenceBroke 10 months ago +1

    Just finished watching Brightburn! This is so fucking accurate

  • ZAds Azhad
    ZAds Azhad 10 months ago


  • Hiro Bray
    Hiro Bray 10 months ago

    Idk why but explosions and other loud sounds are always really quiet on my tv/stereo set (idk what does it). Like I get the music and dialogue bit, but for whatever reason my thing gets way too quiet whenever there is a sudden loud sound.

  • Caleb Gross
    Caleb Gross 10 months ago


  • christina
    christina 10 months ago

    That’s why I always have subtitles.