(Article) Peak levels: Anyone can get the sound right

The ‘Peak level meter’ is an essential tool of an audio engineer. It’s used to adjust volume levels. For example, there may be odd moments when a recording is far, far louder than the rest of the track. So loud that the sound will distort when played. The engineer therefore tones it down a bit. Small nudges here and there make a massive difference to the quality of the final sound. A peak level meter is just a gauge that helps. It shows the sound level in real time as the engineer listens to the audio, blinking if the sound even momentarily reaches a critical level where something must be done. It’s completely visual though so is completely inaccessible to a blind person. Continue reading “(Article) Peak levels: Anyone can get the sound right”