A question for sound engineers, audiophiles and music tech people.
In the video below I am playing live a single note (as opposed to playing back a recording) as you can see the meters are wavering around the -24dBto-18dB area. From this how to I figure out what volume I am playing at? Is there an algorithm I can use, or a Cubase plug-in? However I realise a major caveat in this question is that when I play two notes simultaneously (as I usually do) the volume will increase. So how do I make sure that I am always playing at the same volume?
A thing you may have noticed in this video, which I really don’t understand, is why does the Stereo Out meter recoding the highest dB at just above the -24dB mark whereas the meter on the sound analyzer that I am using (Voxengo’s SPAN - free version) records the highest dB at just above the -6dB mark.
Notes: The track is a combination of 2 VSTs and its output is to the Stereo Out. Stereo Out is set to 0.0dB.