Actually Fredo, the operation of the Loudness Track is currently not consistent and is a bit confusing.
I set up one track, routed it to a group which in turn went to other groups. Only the original track had audio sent to “stereo out”. The result is:
The Loudness Track will always measure selected monitor source in CR when running in “realtime”. I verified this by dropping the level of one of the groups ( source audio was dialog, sent to a dialog group which I then monitored) and the loudness line dropped correspondingly.
The Loudness Track will correctly measure stereo output in “Quick Analysis”.
The Loudness Track will NOT measure if the monitor source is NOT stereo out in “Quick Analysis”. (It will however draw 1-2 seconds before dropping out if you’ve played back the mix monitoring “stereo out” first)
In other words:
- The track will measure what you’re monitoring in realtime, NOT only the “main output bus” (unless that’s what you meant)
- The track will appear inconsistent because it will do “Quick Analysis” of “main output bus” ONLY
Please double check that I’m not missing something here.