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RMS and levels

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:21 am
Hey group!
Everywhere I read I get different stories on RMS and average levels.
Whats the preference here at taxi? Ive been running around -12 and -9
What are the peaks needed to be at?
Thanks in advance!

Re: RMS and levels

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am
by cassmcentee
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Re: RMS and levels

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:12 am
by waveheavy
It's genre specific. You don't need a Folk song blaring away at -7dB RMS.

I suggest around -14 to -10dB RMS as a general rule.

Re: RMS and levels

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:16 pm
by TyFord
I want to be competitively loud. I always do a two step compression and limiting in the two-mix that peaks at just under 0.0 dB. It's almost as much as I use in mastering for a CD. (CDs are so yesterday...hahahaha)

I don't pay much attention to Root Mean Squared.


Ty Ford

Re: RMS and levels

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:16 pm
by mojobone
Genre-specific it is indeed, so it's difficult to give specific advice, but here's some: get Bob Katz' Mastering Audio; The Art & The Science.

There's also his introduction to TC Electronic's iconic Finalizer hardware mastering processor ... tering.pdf

You might wish to go directly to page 11: Recipe For Radio Success, but that would be a mistake.