Per the help file on Montage Loudness dialog box :
When Clips is activated, the gain settings of all clips in the audio montage are adjusted individually so that all clips play back at equal loudness.
When Audio montage output is activated, the general gain setting of the audio montage is modified so that the audio montage mixdown matches a given loudness and optionally does not clip.
This seems to do an excellent job, but I’m surprised by the overall gain being added to clips when I use the “Match Loudest clips”, compared to what I had in WL7. Even at the lowest vertical zoom, most of them are getting huge boosts of up to 9dB, meaning their waveform completely fills the clip. The master section shows the resulting levels as fine, but the track meter is pretty much a solid green.
My questions are:
Is there a way to scale the display so it falls within the range (so the contours of the waveform are more visible)?
Is there somewhere we can see and/or adjust the general gain settings of the audio montage that this loudness process makes ( I can see the per-clip adjustments in the montage, but don’t know where the massive gain reduction is happening – clips that are normalized to around -1 dB are getting a +8 dB boost, and the master section meter is still under 0 dB, so i know this montage-wide gain reduction is happening).
Am I crazy, or do the tracks in WL8 montages no longer have a gain control? I used the Montage Loudness utility to “standardize” a bunch of music clips, then added a vocal track another with some musical underbeds. I needed to tweak the gain of just the vocal track relative to the previously standardized music clips track and saw there are no longer track gain controls.