In this article we will discuss how to check average RMS levels using Presonus Studio One.

The whole purpose of checking for average RMS levels is meant to help you evaluate whether your self-produced music is competitive in the contemporary loudness wars.

Step 1: Drag the music you want to detect RMS levels onto Presonus Studio One Project Session.

 Presonus Studio One Default Project

 

Step 2: Right click on the waveform and on the drop down menu navigate to where it says ‘detect loudness‘.

Default Presonus Studio One Project Session - Detect Loudness

Step 3 : After you have clicked detect loudness of the waveform sample, Presonus Studio One will go ahead and analyze the loudness of the audio sample, thereby pre-loading the information of its LFKS or RMS level. Ready for your access cautiously of a mouse click away.

Default Presonus Studio One Project Session - Detection Loudness Level

Step 4: In this case, Presonus Studio One has analyzed that the Dynamic Range of the program material is, 5 while it’s LKFS level is roundabouts -8.2 LKFS and -7.3 dB RMS respectively.

 

NOTE: Don’t just slam your music with music with brickwall limiters for the sake of loudness wars.

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