(Or: How to NOT smash your mix !)
I first discovered the TT Meter in June, 2009.
I knew it was a great tool and immediately wanted to share it with everyone I knew.
Since then, I’ve used it myself almost every working day, and this post has consistently been one of the most popular on my site.
The TT Meter is still great, and this post still tells you how to use it, and where to get it.
It’s been 6 years.
Since then, the new ITU loudness standards have become mainstream, and give much more reliable readings of perceived loudness.
The TT Meter uses plain RMS levels, which tend to over-react when there is lots of bass in the audio, in comparison to what our ears tell us.
That’s why I developed a brand new plugin, called Dynameter, with MeterPlugs.
It takes the key functionality of the TT Meter, updates it to use the new international standards and adds some unique new features. I’m delighted with the end result, and the response we’ve got is fantastic. To find out more, click here.
Or, simply carry on reading to find out about the original TT Meter !
First things first
The TT so-called “dynamic range” meter doesn’t really measure dynamic range at all. BUT it is still an invaluable tool for mixing and mastering, and gives you useful feedback on the ‘dynamics’ of your music and how it measures up in the loudness wars – so keep reading !