I loaded my most recent album tracks into WL Pro 10, with the final mixes lined up with a reference track with the mastered tracks. It was mastered by somebody I greatly admire, and I was planning to study what he did.
The mastered tracks are louder, but on the meters (Loudness or level) I see no difference when I switch between the primary and the reference tracks (which are the SAME, pre and post mastering). So I suspect that the metering is only on the primary track and not the reference track?
I don’t have any plugins loaded anywhere (yet), and no gain/envelope tweaks - nothing - so it can’t be that.
Can somebody clarify the metering of primary vs. reference tracks in the montage?