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Old November 22nd 10, 08:24 PM posted to rec.audio.tech,rec.audio.pro,comp.dsp
Scott Dorsey
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In article >, Randy Yates > wrote:
(Scott Dorsey) writes:
>> [...]
>> I just want to reiterate this again. Unless it is built to a known spec,
>> unless it says "LUFS" on the averaging digital meter, or "VU" on the
>> averaging analogue meter, then it's not a real measurement, it is only
>> usable for qualitative estimation, and it is not to be counted on.

>
>That's a pretty sad state of affairs for pro audio, don't you think
>Scott?


Not really, since people very seldom really need to know average levels
these days. What is important in the digital world are peak levels and
perceived loudness... and dBFS takes care of the first one nicely.

If you really need to know average levels for some reason, you can buy
calibrated meters from Dorrough or RTW which follow the ITU standard.
--scott

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