Offline loudness measurement of montage?

Is there a way to get a global analysis of a montage or a clip within a montage including the processing on the master section?

I know I can render, load in the render and analyze, but that seems awkward.

thanks for ideas!

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Not really. Either way, WaveLab would have to fully process everything which would take just as long as rendering a real file and analyzing.

The one and only, and really mean the one and only thing that I think the Mastering Project Mode of Studio One does better than WaveLab is that it has a way to “offline” measure the loudness of an entire album track including all the processing, but again, it takes as long as a real render would.

It just saves you the trouble of having to delete the test render manually.

While I’m not really yearning for this feature personally, it might be good for WaveLab to add a feature to offline analyze a CD/album track or the entire Audio Montage and create a report and give you some info, without having to create a test file and manually delete it.

Thanks Justin - Yes, it would be very nice to just have a “one-click” to analyze selected range or entire Montage with and without master fx. It’s not the time to process, but all the extra clicks and subsequent file deletions - lot of unnecessary fooling around for something that one needs to do multiple times a day.


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Seems like a good feature request.

In the “analyze” tab (not within the montage, but in the wav edit window), there is an “audio selection” radio button that will do this… it will analyze the overall loudness (see result in the loudness meter), and it DOES do the analysis AFTER the master section plugins… Would be nice if that “audio selection” radio button was there in the montage as well.

Well, I don’t know if it needs to be done multiple times a day. Personal preference I guess. I tend to just use the internal live metering of WaveLab and my ears to fine tune each song by skipping around quickly and listening.

That being said, if it was possible to do an offline analysis that factors in all plugins and provides a nice report without me having to render and delete files, I might use that now and then but it’s not something I’ve been really yearning for in WaveLab.

Depends entirely on what you’re delivering. I personally need to do this many times a day.

Hallo there, I’m chipping in in considering it a very good feature request.
As former user of Studio One to finalise my projects I’m missing that function.

Yes, if you’re working in broadcast/TV/film or something where the final audio needs to be a certain level, I could see this.

Since I’m basically only doing music, I don’t need to know the exact LUFS of a full song if analyzed from start to finish.

Render to “unnamed file” and analyze. Then there’s no saved file to delete. Helps a bit.

I don’t know the Studio One function, but would be interesting to see.