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Used the K Metering when listening to a lot of tracks over the weekend.

It´s really a shame, that modern music productions use such high compression.  Two new candidates fitting into the loudnessrace category are the latest albums of Depeche Mode and Madonna.

The K14 RMS looks like the CDs sound......

Even switching to K12 doesn´t help.  They all blast it to hell.

Destiny´s Child - Destiny Fulfilled isn´t better, with one exemption : "TShirt" mostly fits nice into the K14 0dB range and has only minor overshots.  To me it is clearly the best sounding track on the album.  So - the metering system seems to work.

Even with house and techno we can do better.  Listen to LFo-lfo, Gamma Goblins from Hallucinogen or some Trentemoeller songs.  It´s astonishing how good and punchy they sound - and fit very good into K14.

What would be nice to have is a LED level meter like the one in Marquis, but calibrated to the K-sytem.  The "RMS value only" style of Elephant is O.K., but harder to read and more static compared to a level meter.

Something like the meter in PLParEQ3, perhaps with the size of the one in Marquis would be perfect!

(O.K.  O.K.  I don´t ask for the pinguin ;) )

Greetings

Holger


Aleksey,

Can I use, (some how), the K-metering option in Elephant to calibrate my monitors?  I use all Voxengo tools within Adobe Audition 1.5.  Would I do this with a mic?  Am I on the wrong track, and does K-metering have to do only with audio levels with an editor, and NOT with room leveling/monitor gain, (apples & oranges)

Thanks,

Bob P.


@daydad.

See http://www.abluesky.com/p_s_gb/p5s10.html

for full details on correct calibration of your monitors.  Also, check out the articles section at www.digido.com and look for one called "Level Practises"

What you need are Pink Noise test tones, an SPL meter, and about an hour of time to set it all up.

K-system is really just metering - the calibration of those monitors is something else.

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It should be added that without proper SPL level calibration use of K-System is mostly pointless.  Monitoring the RMS/peakRMS difference should be enough in this case in order to keep compression on adequate levels.

What this system really does is forcing you to keep signal levels as low as possible.

K-metering system is not a 'panacea' by itself for any mastering application.

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