I need some help with the Loudness Track which I -unfortunately- never got working properly. Or better; which I probably don’t understand.
I thought that the Loudness Track is a track which shows the Short, Momentary and Intergrated loudness curves of a time-region which is specified by the Left and Right Locator? I thought that, when I create either a mono, a stereo or a multichannel surround project, the Loudness Track “renders” its curves from the output of the Main Output which is specified at the “Outputs”-tab of the VST Connections-window?
Then, why is it that when I import a simple, commercial MP3 onto a stereo music track in my Post Production template, which eventually feeds into my 5.1 “Main Mix”, and when I press “Quick Analysis” on my Loudness Track, no curves appear? Yes; The Inspectors’ values of this Loudness Track change and show the correct/current values…but no curves appear!?
The same happens when I press “Enable Recording Of Loudness Curve”…no curves appear!?
Yes, sometimes a blue curve appears with very strange readouts and dips and peaks disappearing below and above the track-space-limits…very strange and unusable for me. I thought that with this commercial (popmusic-) track, normalised @ -8dBFS, playing, a “normal”, “well-readable” curve should appear?
What am I doing wrong?
Is there is any Loudness Track Expert; please help.
Thanks, Niek/ Amsterdam.