**I would like the Loudness Meter/Track analysis to get audio from a source that is assignable.
The way it currently works it takes signal from the “main mix” output only. However, there are certainly occasions where it seems more convenient to be able to tap a signal from a different point in the signal path instead.**
This is a request that goes back two years (old request is here.
In some of my templates I have as the “main mix” LCR/LFE. The reason is that I like to listen to center-only when doing dialog editing. It also allows me to use my smaller 5-inch speakers crossed over to a subwoofer when I feel like it. The routing uses groups for each ‘food group’; dialog, narration, sfx, music etc. They all get routed according to delivery specs on a per-network basis, and I use the outputs for that purpose (they don’t all get connected to a physical output). So, I might have:
- Main STEREO mix
- Mix Minus STEREO
- DME STEREO
- Main MONO mix
I would like to assign the loudness measuring “function” to any of those sources. In addition to those outputs I’d like to be able to pick up the output of a track, that way I can do a faster than realtime analysis of any of my already ‘printed’ mixes whenever I want. There are occasions where this is desirable, for example if a client comes back and claims the network said the mix didn’t conform to spec. A quick analysis would yield the info needed.
This also ends up directly relating to two different topics, and addressing either of these would provide an arguably reasonable alternative (especially #2):