SPL Meter Choices - Loudness Measure (Part 2)

Loudness Measure

This posting is a continuation of the SPL Meter Choices - Loudness Measure (Part 1), contains a wide selection of gauge loudness. To combat the loudness war, of course we need a variety of tools that support. Please have a look and choose according to your needs.

SPL Meter Choices - Loudness Measure (Part 1)

Loudness Measure
Loudness Measure
To measure the level of loudness, we can use the VU meters (if measured in the form of audio files). But what if we want to measureloudness from the outside? you of course need an SPL meter. And with this tool is expected that all of us keep the loudness is not only in the world of audio mastering, but can also be used for various things as needed, maybe you can also use it when measuring noise levels in the factory. In essence, let's keep our ears from the loudness level that we do not need. In the world of music specifically, we should always keep the dynamics of the works that we will sell to the audience. If you do not already have a SPL meter to measure the loudness of the sound, please select one from the list below, and let's stop the loudness war.

Loudness Measure ?

Loudness Measure

Actually you can not "measure" the subjective feeling loudness in decibels with a "dB"-meter. You can objectively measure the sound pressure with a "sound pressure meter" that shows the sound pressure in pascals or the sound pressure level SPL in dB or dBA. SPL is a measure of the sound pressure present; dB above the Threshold of Hearing.

Metallica Death Magnetic - How to lose the Loudness War

Video created by the Dynamic Range Day describes comparison of the CD and Guitar Hero game versions of a song from Metallica's "Death Magnetic" album. Is the CD raw rock, or just distorted MUSHs? You Decide!

Death Magnetic Discussion on BBC Radio 4

Continuing the discussion about the Death Magnetic Metallica, the following recordings Discussion of the new Metallica album "Death Magnetic" on the BBC Radio 4 program "You and Yours", broadcast on the 10th of October, 2008.

Includes interviews with two longtime Metallica fans and Their views on the mastering issues with the new album, as well as a discussion with the mastering engineer Ian Sheperd (developer of the dynamic range day).

Dynamic Range Meter and Foobar 2000

Stop The Loudness War
Pleasurize Music Foundation is making a very good application for the Measure of loudness of a song or album. You can get the application to become a member of the organization Pleasurize Music Foundation. But they also make a version that can be used in foobar (audio player) and all for free download before you even decide to become a member.

Pleasurize Music Foundation, call the application with the name DR Metering, DR (Dynamic Range), although for some people, especially among audio experts consider how to label it a little ambiguous, but the result of DR metering is quite useful for all walks of music listeners. They release of a very convenient tool DR Metering the which is compatible with almost all formats and supports direct readout from the CD drive. This fulfills a desire of the DR Manifold user community. Foobar2000 is a free and very versatile media player.

Here's an explanation of the DR application metering and Foobar, I get from the official website Pleasurize Music Foundation:

Turn Me Up

Stop The Loudness War
Turn Me Up is a non-profit organization that tries to uplift and revive the values ​​of dynamics in music and audio. Founded by Grammy-winning engineer / producer Charles Dye, alternative indie artist John Ralston, and recording studio owner / podcaster Allen Wagner, working together with a group of highly respected artists and recording professionals to give artists back the choice to release more dynamic records.