I think sounds like good functionality!
If I understand Justin and others right, this should be possible in both Audio Montage and Batch Processor.
As a simple option the name based option could work in many cases I guess.
But as an alternative, wouldn’t it be possible to use something like the current coloring function in Audio Montage!? I.e. you mark one clip as “master”, other clips as “slaves” and unmarked clips are “not included”.
Then clips are visually marked is some way (“Master” and “Slave” stamped on clip or similar), so it is obvious what clips are to be included and not.
Then an option in Meta Normalizer for “Normalize according to Master clip”, i.e. normalizing and adjusting according to Justin’s example:
- The “master” is normalized to a certain value, say -18 LUFS Integrated or -18 Max Short-Term Peak and this process turns the file down by -3.645 dB
- The “slave” clips are then changed according to “master” clip, i.e. down by-3.645 dB automatically.
This in combination with the function for automatically resetting previous clip normalization values to 0 could be an example for Audio Montage.
Then you could have a similar solution for Batch processor, where you mark files and perform normalization in a similar way:
- You have an option for “Normalize according to Master clip” in the batch normalizer window
- If you add an Audio Montage from example above to the Batch processor the configuration is already taken care of within the AM
- If you add separate audio files you have to mark “master” and “slave” for each file in the batch file list in some way; in a new column or similar
- I guess the batch alternative is more complex and will probably need some more work….
Just as some examples for how it could work…