Maybe the developers can shed some light on this, as the manual is definitely confusing me.
I want to use the Loudness Normalization Module either in the main editor, or in the batch processor (here it’s among “Multi-Pass Plugins”).
I want to normalize to a SLk value. (read: short term loudness)
But I do get two options, if I don’t want to use “Loudness of Entire File” (aka: integrated loudness)
Top of Loudness Range (Höchstwert des Lautheits Bereichs)
Maximum Short Term Loudness (Maximale kurzzeitig gemittelte Lautheit)
So I took a dive into the manual, and can’t seem to understand the difference here?
Am I missing something?
I have a track that was mixed with a reference level of -18dBFS / 0 VU.
Wavelab analysis shows on RAW Loudness (setup to a 300ms window) an average signal level of -19,45dB and a maximum of -15,09dB - which seems to be correct if I look at the readouts I got in the Cubase project
The analysis with the EBU R-128 meter shows: LRA (Loudness Range Average) 8,3LU (-26,7 LUFS to -18,4 LUFS) and a short term maximum of -18,3 LUFS
So both the maximum LRA and the maximum SLk value is roughtly -18,4 LUFS.
Then may I ask what the essential difference is with the SLk presets in the Normalizer Module?
Why should I use one over the other?
Then I just found out that I can do batch analysis of files (I’m late to the game, barely needed batch analysis so far so I did everything by hand). Very handy. But…!
Is there a way to do that without processing audio files?
And where does Wavelab save the files to?
I couldn’t select them destination for them, and they are not dropped in the folder where the WAV/MP3 files are dropped.
Furthermore - what is meant by “Loudness Balance”?
Nothing in the manual, and it’s the first time I head about it as well.
Thanks in advance.