Gain Staging using True Peak Meters

Using True Peak Meters (PPM) for Mixing and Calibrating Levels in your DAW.

Gain Staging


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Almost all DAWs come with some form of metering and these are usually PPM – Program Peak Meters. Let me explain to you how we use them and gain stage with specific settings.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • What are Peak Meters
  • What is PPM
  • How do you read a PPM
  • How do Peak Meters work
  • Learn how to manage the dynamic range of your mixes
  • Understanding how meters display values using the various industry standards