… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Tip #1634: New! Loudness Meter in Premiere
The new Loudness Meter provides very granular details on audio levels.
New with the May, 2021, update to both Audition and Premiere Pro is the Loudness Meter; separate from the long-standing Loudness Radar. Here’s how the Meter works.
- Apply the Loudness Meter (Effects > Audio Effects > Special > Loudness Meter) the same as any other effect.
- In Effect Controls, scroll down until you see Loudness Meter, then click the Edit button.
The Loudness Meter is displayed (see screen shot).
NOTE: This measures audio levels, it does not adjust them.
- From the Presets menu, choose the monitoring settings you want to use for your audio.
NOTE: You can adjust these settings using the Settings tab in this panel.
For example, the YouTube setting has a target of -14 LUFS, with a maximum true peak of -1 dBTP.
NOTE: There are four different options for measurement scale: LUFS, LKFS, LU/LUFS and LU/LKFS. My general preference is LKFS.
I like the Radar because it shows audio levels over time. I like the new Loudness Meter because it shows more granular detail about my audio on an instant-by-instant basis.