Pro Tools 9 for Video: Calibrate Levels With an SPL Meter


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Calibrating levels using an SPL meter

When you are mixing audio for video you might ask yourself, how loud is too loud, how quiet is too quiet? As you are going to send your work out to the world, these are important questions to ask. By properly calibrating your loudspeakers prior to any work you do and leaving the listening volume set the whole time, you will have a baseline volume reference that relates to the outside world. This way you can use your ears to accurately determine when dialogue, effects, or music are too loud or too quiet. As a consequence your mixes will translate to the outside world and they will conform to volume level standards. The tools you will need to calibrate are as follows.

You will need an analog or digital SPL meter. You can get this at your local RadioShack. You'll also need a digital file of pink noise. This is a test tone and you can get this at a web site Blue Sky. They make professional speaker monitors and they actually offer a free bundle of test tones, which is where I got the test tone...

Calibrating levels using an SPL meter
Video duration: 7m 2s 5h 9m Intermediate Updated Apr 04, 2012

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Calibrating levels using an SPL meter provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Audio for Film and Video with Pro Tools

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Audio + Music Video
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Pro Tools
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