I wanted to get some general thoughts on the Loudness and Level meters within WaveLab when used for mastering. I have personally transitioned into using only the Loudness meter and don’t even reference the level meter during the mastering phase. I’ve included an image below to see what my readout looks like.
This helps to visually see where the bulk of the loudness sits, how dynamic the track is, max short-term and momentary loudness, true peak of the file, and if I’m hitting the target I want. It’s perfect I believe.
For this track (and most generally speaking) I was targeting -8 LUFS, no more than -5 short term, no more than -4 momentary, true peak pinned at -0.2.
Is anyone using anything different than this, and if so, what is missing here that could be implemented.