I'm enjoying working my way through your comprehensive Audio & Sound Basics courses. I thought I had a good basic knowledge of the topic but there's been a ton of stuff that I wasn't aware of or had skipped over (Always wondered what Panning Law was!)
I always find the discussion about recording/mixing/mastering levels of interest and your recommendation to record at line level (-20 dbFS) is very helpful. My question is more related to levels for mixing and mastering and you may cover it later in the courses (there's a lot to go through) but when, if ever do you use LUFS as an alternative to RMS and Peak? I'm aware that it's very common for mastering, especially when mastering for online services that normalise at a fixed level but do you use it for mixing or even tracking?
Personally I find it a bit confusing switching from dbFS to LUFS and I'm not sure my mixing and mastering has really improved since I tried to adopt it but that may just be my ignorance of the finer details.
As I say, if you cover this in a later course please just point me in the right direction but otherwise, I'd appreciate your views on using LUFS throughout the recording process.
p.s. I first got introduced to LUFS through an excellent series on SOS by Ian Shephard (productionadvice.co.uk). If you've not seen/heard his blogs and podcasts, I'd definitely recommend them