WHAT IS A TRUE PEAK

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  1. Gyro Gearloose

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    Get An Exact True Peak and LUFS Reading

    This blog post will show you how to master your audio to an exact true peak and LUFS measurement. LUFS and True Peak affect each other and therefore should be addressed simultaneously.



    There is a relationship between LU (loudness units) and dB (decibels) that gives an easy formula to help you hit your target levels with precision. To put it simply, 1 LU = 1 dB. So if your master has a reading of -12.3 LUFS int (integrated), and your target is -14 LUFS int, then you would need to reduce the gain of the master by the difference, so 1.7dB (-12.3 + -1.7 = -14). I would recommend reducing a plugin on your master chain that increases gain by this amount (1.7 in this case), such as the gain on your limiter. If your master was too quiet with a reading of -20.1 LUFS int, you would need to increase the gain by 6.1dB to hit -14LUFS int.



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    Note: The LUFS:dB relationship becomes less consistent as the loudness increases. A 1dB gain increase of a track measuring -7 LUFS int might give you an increase of around 0.5 LUFS Int. At this loudness, the limiter reacts less transparently to the audio.



    Your true peak target can be achieved with a similar approach. Though rather than adjusting the gain, we’re going to adjust the output on the limiter. If your target is -1.0dBTP (as is the recommendation for streaming services) but your track is peaking at -0.23dBTP, then you would need to reduce your output by 0.77dB. This will give you your -1.0dBTP target but will also reduce your integrated LUFS by 0.77, so you will need to increase the gain to compensate.



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    I recommend using a metering plugin such as LEVELS to help you get your readings as close as possible to your targets, then run your bounce through EXPOSE to get the technical summary in seconds. From here you can make any adju

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    I just come from xvideos and I had a true peak, but I'm guessing not this type.
    Ok, half drunk, time to go to bed :rofl:
     
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    Thanks for this info, its very useful for people like me who are interested in the technical aspects of mixing and mastering.
     
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    i took a load of MDMA :woot:
     
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    Reported :winker::rofl:
     
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    Jokes aside now. Although I'm not yet at that level, these MTM plugins/apps seem nice and useful.
     
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    If your old limiter doesn't have TP meter, set ceiling at -1.2 FS...is good also for converting to mp3 after render.
     
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    dbfs-db full scale
    dbtp-db true peak
    :deep_facepalm:..
     
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    lol you guys are just jealous :rofl:
     
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    how much different mix's for platforms and further do you do for one song...?
     
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    Nice peaks...

     
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    Well my, of course I am. Was that even a doubt? :rofl:

    Actually, this MDMA thing reminds me perhaps the wildest and craziest Tinder date I've had which happened last year.
    Well, take out the "perhaps"... :lmao:
     
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    Here you'll get a True Peak Meter!
     
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    sounds like my kind of tinder date!
    i think you might have the best peak story in the thread :D
     
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    So kind... much appreciated.
    Though on the bad side of epic peaks... let's just say there were moments of intense clipping.... :rofl::phunk::hahaha:
    But f*ck it, worth it overall. :lmao:
     
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    lol intense clipping :rofl:
    its worth it to be louder! :rofl:
     
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    IT'S WHEN YOU WRITE A THREAD TITLE IN BLOCK CAPS!
     
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