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Lesson 8

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Volume and Metering

In the end, you’ll need to use your ears to make the final decisions when balancing the various pieces of music with each other. Sometimes this is easier said than done. It’s easy to get too focused on one piece of music, skewing your perception of exactly how loud it is. Even the listening environment can skew the perception of volume in favor of one part versus another. This is why it’s important to have the visual feedback of audio meters to help confirm your understanding of a program’s volume or perhaps bring your attention to an issue you might not be aware of.