So, I’m doing an 8 song album and I want every song to come out sounding like they are at the same level. In the past I’ve always had to rely on a combination of the meters and my ears, but that is time consuming and I’d like to find a better and more accurate way.
I’m using Reaper. Is there any specific meter that I can use, that would tell me if I’m getting the ideal levels? The master buss is pretty hard to read and visually small in Reaper, AND it’s difficult to see whether you’re getting the same readings on each song.
What do you set your mix levels at before mastering? I’ve been setting my levels to peak at approximately -3 dbs on my mix, before adding the mastering limiter.