So, I’m working on an excel tool that I’ve had for while and periodically revise with improvements.
I’m not ready to open a topic on it just yet, but before I go through doing all of that, I’m kind of wondering if anyone is interested in this sort of tool.
Now, obviously many users might find it interesting, but I’m actually more curious if more technically minded individuals would find the project novel enough to help field-test?
I need engineer style minds here. Folks who are decently comfortable at the mixing board.
I won’t go into all of the technical details here (as it is quite involved), but here’s a screenshot of what the tool looks like.
What the hell does that do??!
OK, so, basically it tells you how to balance your music in level by comparison to a baseline that you select. The purpose of this is that you can then (in theory…and so far successful in my own personal tests) balance two (or more) songs so that they aren’t vastly different in perceived volume from each other.
The process of using this tool is currently not on the “super user friendly” level and requires downloading additional tools to use (Orban Loudness Meter, Audacity, a sample volume file), and manually adjusting your computer’s volume to the right setting (which would be explained on how to do that) and then using the tools to capture some data regarding your song(s) and then loading that data into the excel tool to get going.
After you get your results, you then load up your song in your mixing software (or regular DAW) and adjust the level according to the results from this tool.
Again, because the tool is currently at a rather advanced level of user interaction, and because it’s still in the trial-by-fire stage, I’m more interested in whether or not there’s any folks around here who are more on the technical and mixing/mastering side of things who would be actively willing to take this for a spin and produce feedback.
So…if I take the time to put this nicely together with instructions…anyone interested in jumping in?