The Importance of Audio Metering in Music Production

Metering is a very powerful tool which can help us take our productions to the next level. If you don’t know about metering, this video tutorial is going to show you a completely new way to see and understand what’s happening in your mixes.

Using these tools, you will ultimately be able to achieve a more full, balanced, and better mix. In this video, I’m going to show you two very powerful free plugins, which you can begin using to step up your mixing game. This video is an introduction to understanding what these plugins can do, and how you can use them to your advantage when making music.

In the first part of this video, I’ll show you SPAN, which is a spectrum analyzer with some other types of metering built in. In the 2nd part of the video, I’ll show you YouLean Loudness Meter which measures LUFS (Loudness Units Full Scale). Basically, how loud something actually sounds (perceived loudness).

Download SPAN for free:

Download YouLean Loudness Meter for free: