BUG: Meta Normalizer not working if a track is solo-ed… it seems to only work on unmuted tracks?
Even when working with clips on the same track, I still find the meta normalizer confusing… I just want to use it to A/B a bunch of files at the same RMS.
I have created a montage with 5 “versions” of the same song. Each version is on a different track. They’re all lined up sample accurate, and by clicking the “solo” button on whichever track I want to hear, I can A/B between any of them to see which one I prefer.
What I want to do is:
Make every clip the same RMS - so they sound the same volume.
The loudest “peak” out of ALL tracks is exactly 0db (so everything is the same RMS, there is absolutely no clipping anywhere, and absolutely no processing anywhere (other than gain change).
I don’t want to limit anything… I don’t want to process anything… All I want to do is change clip gain so that #1 and #2 are met…
There’s a factory preset called “All Clips Same Loudness But Below 0 Peak” but it only brings lufs up to the loudest clip, so the loudest clip probably won’t hit zero if everything is originally at conservative or low level.
I think PG was going to work on a different preset variation, but until then, you could run in 2 steps:
In factory preset “Get Even”, change loudness to -5 LUFS and change Limit Digital Peaks to Ignore Peaks. Run the Preset.
Then run the preset “All Clips Same Loudness But Below 0 Peak”.
Not in the new version of Wavelab… I used to use it in older versions, but it’s not something I use often. I tried quite a few months back - couldn’t get it working then, and it still doesn’t seem to work.
It actually DOES work fine if the clips are on the same track. If they’re on different tracks, it does absolutely nothing… I just updated the thread title to report the issue as a bug…
Never noticed it before, but I think it’s probably intentional. If you know it works that way, I think the factory presets work as expected depending on whether they do fixed results or relative results. It’s the same with the meta-normalizer back in Wavelab 8.0.4.