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3163 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2010 12:59 PM by alexgrainger
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2010 10:31 AM (in response to alexgrainger)The first thing to understand is the difference between Peak and RMS. Peak is the level you can see on the meters and that Normalize uses to adjust levels. Peak is very fast. RMS metering is much more slower than Peak and is way more similar to the way our ears work.
A good level is -20db RMS. You can use the MultiMeter plugin to check your RMS metering. If you use Normalize, use the pop-up menu to select RMS instead of Peak and target -20db. A good compressor could be a good option but you'll need to do some work before using the compressor, otherwise, you may have some clips overcompressed. Adjust your levels first, do some fine-tuning by ear and then, put a compressor. You want to start with something around 4:1 and then , adjust your compressor's threshold so it compress between 2 to 6 db. More than that is not good, you'll start to hear it pumping. You could also add a limiter after the compressor to get rid of the highest peaks.MacbookPro 17", Mac OS X (10.6.2), MOTU Traveler, Logic Studio, Live Suite, ProTools, Digital Performer MaxMSP
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2010 11:27 AM (in response to mlehmann)one way is to put each different clip type (person/location) that's different into a track, then adjust that track level.
Person A outside
Person b inside
Person b outside
Some people can be combines onto a single track. If I have a good audio engineer and everything is in the same location, well the levels are generally very good. Wonder why that is?Multiple Mac Pros and MacBook Pros in a Sony HDCAM environment, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Want to see my Osborne?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2010 12:59 PM (in response to alexgrainger)Many thanks for your suggestions. Much appreciated