Jump to content
sadicus

Levels View and Audio Image

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Somewhere along the way I remember a thread about correctly setting audio levels and -18db was a good setting for headroom.
- 18 db was good enough so vst effects would not be oversaturated.

In the image the meters show -18db but the Audio wave graphic shows - 39db when zoomed in. and it's gotta really be zoomed in before any sin waves are visible.
The levels show -18 db but the audio graphic looks flatlined.

 

cbb_Levels1.jpg

cbb_Levels2.jpg

Edited by sadicus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you record do you adjust the level with the fader?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's just something not set right in your views. I have never looked at that side bar and I just did and mine totally matches the meters. 

And another thing is -18 is certainly a bit overly safe. I did some research on the topic a while ago and the general advice is between -18 and - 8 with a target of -12 being the most popular target. I like to use the You Lean loudness meter to see what a whole tracks true peak is as well as the LUFS. I made this video about working with this method. 

https://youtu.be/8uyZ3ybILvw

 

Screenshot (128).png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...