[Ardour-Users] Peak levels on master bus vs single track

Alf Haakon Pietruszka Lund alf at mellomrommet.no
Wed Mar 1 22:14:48 PST 2017

Thanks for clarifying, I didn't notice that. Will take a reading break 
before continuing to export...

Regards, Al F

On 01. mars 2017 22:00, Paul Davis wrote:
> By default, the master bus doesn't use a peak meter. It is measuring RMS
> with a K meter (right now I forget if it is a K20 or K14). So you cannot
> interpret the values in the same way. K meters are more appropriate on the
> master out than a peak meter.
> http://manual.ardour.org/meters/
> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 9:47 PM, Alf Haakon Pietruszka Lund <
> alf at mellomrommet.no> wrote:
>> I just finished a project in Ardour 4.7.0 on Ubuntu Studio 14.04
>> There are several regions in many tracks, some of them overlapping in
>> time, most of them not.
>> On most of the tracks I used a compressor and a limiter (both from calf)
>> to avoid peaks and potential clipping. I set the limiter's output gain to
>> minus 2.2 dB.
>> As expected, when focused on one of the tracks, the meter doesn't pass
>> -2.2 dB.
>> However, when focused on the master bus, the meter 'clips' and peaks at
>> +0.9 dB.
>> Why is this? Will it affect export and normalizing of the project? If yes,
>> how?
>> Thankful for any and all input,
>> Al F
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