I do not need to ask that myself.camsr wrote:Ask yourself this compyfox, WHY do you use a VU meter?
I use a VU meter to measure the average signal strength of a stream.
I use a digital meter to measure the maximum signal strength of a stream.
Plain and simple.
Analysis.camsr wrote:What purpose does it serve?
Using the best of both worlds to judge a signal strength and to use a mixing console (whatever type) to it's most efficiency.
In this case - yes.camsr wrote:Do meter ballistics convey something that nothing else does?
Ears can be fooled, I use metering as safety mechanism and for analysis.
No, it started as a question "why" we should stick to the rules I set up, and then it was questioned why I went that route.camsr wrote:This started as a suggestion to use LUFS to normalize the submissions for the contest. We can use VU or RMS, I have no problem with ANY gain staging OR metering, simply because I am working all digital. I am not concerned with noise or "mojo". Let's just keep it simple so we can enjoy this.
You then started to throw around LUFS as "better and ultimate solution", but in reality it is not.
LUFS or ITU-R BS.1770/EBU R-128 is a new metering suggestion/standard. It is not made for music in the first place (though I offered a possible solution with my K-System v2 concept). Barely anyone fully understands it unless they work in broadcast or took the time to actually learn it.
You then threw around a lot of stuff that didn't make sense. Which originally started at your search for a "bigger plain peak meter".
I give up. I tried to teach something here, tried to make clear why I go that route, why I set up that rule. If you question it, or people give a funk about it - then the whole learning process is in vain.
With that said... enough from me for today... I invested 3 pages by now about this topic.
If there is a new sponsor in the queue, or somebody else that wants to provide a track for future productions, please get in touch with Uncle E and/or me through PM. I'm sure to answer later that day, tomorrow latest.