These Essential Level Metering Skills Take 5 Minutes To Learn

Is there a single metering standard you should be using, and are the loudness wars really over? Find out in this quick video explainer from Joe Albano.  

Metering your audio correctly is a core skill that every producer needs, and there's much more to it than simply understanding that spending too long in the red is generally a bad idea. In this video from the course Audio Concepts 203: Advanced Metering, Joe Albano runs you through the fundamentals of level metering standards - what they are and how they work, and all in under 5 minutes.

Audio Concepts 203: Advanced Metering

Joe goes over a little history of mixing and mastering - the loudness wars, and how technology has changed since the analog era, allowing digital producers to squeeze their tracks much harder. He then explains that though there is still no single standard, universally-agreed scale to measure relative loudness, there do exist a range of standards that are in common use, and that you may have seen represented on your DAW's mixer, or in specific plugins.

He details why these exist, and in subsequent videos in the course, gives a complete and comprehensive guide to the various different forms of metering used in music production, and how best to use and understand them. Check out the course using the links below to learn all about how it works!

Watch the course Audio Concepts 203: Advanced Metering in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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