[Ardour-Dev] Average RMS analyser tool for Ardour

Reuben Martin reuben.m at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 16:54:02 PST 2008

I've found meterbridge's VU meter to be much closer to what I'm
hearing than any RMS meter. RMS just shows the general energy level
behind the signal, which may or may not correlate directly to the
volume level you are perceiving.


On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Quentin Harley <qharley at wbs.co.za> wrote:
> Fons Adriaensen wrote:
>  > RMS level is not the same as loudness.
>  >
>  Thanks, I am aware of this
>  > Subjective loudness, and how it varies in function of RMS,
>  > depends on:
>  >
>  > - absolute listening level,
>  > - the spectrum of your signal, and its recent history,
>  > - the FR of you playback system,
>  > - if you like the sound/music or not,
>  > - etc. etc.
>  >
>  >
>  That is why I am going to trust my ears to to the real adjustment.  All
>  I need is to get the material in some target region, and then do the
>  adjustments for each track by ear around that point.  I also do quite a
>  bit of classical and choral recordings, and I find my end result
>  sometimes too soft for radio.  Again, I just need some reference until I
>  can get the base level right.
>  Thanks for your input.  It confirms what I believed was true regarding
>  automated "mastering".
>  That is why I like the ardour-jamin combination so much.  You have full
>  control, and in the end what sounds best wins
>  Daniel at 64studio gave me a link to a command-line tool I could use.
>  Cheers,
>  Quentin
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