Music technology has come a long way from the days of needles jumping on a mixing desk. Now, incredibly advanced tools like iZotope Insight 2 give you incredible, well... insight into every aspect of your mixes in ways that would have seemed impossible just a couple of decades ago. Insight is a serious metering tool, but how much do you know about the science of metering? In this video from the course iZotope Insight 2 101: Gaining Insight, Joe Albano lays the foundations for what you'll need to know to get the most out of it.
Joe breaks down how sound waves actually work, and how sound is measured using the decibel scale. In digital audio workstations like Cubase or Logic, zero db is the top of the scale, and different level meters have different response characteristics, sometimes also known as ballistics. He also explains the difference between average and peak levels and readings, and why this is important to understand. You'll learn why metering is so fundamental to getting great mixes, and by checking out the other videos in this course, become a metering expert with total grasp of what's going on inside your tracks!