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Old 11th November 2009
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SPL meter in studio


my friend just bought SPL meter,
and we both try to find out how to approach metering in studio.

How far from speakers metering should be done ?
Should we use pink noise, or any other material ?
any info/links very appreciated

thank you in advance
Old 11th November 2009
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Franco's Avatar
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What are you trying to do?

If all you're trying to do is measure what dbSPL you're monitoring at, sit at your listening location, turn the thing on and watch the numbers.

If you're trying to calibrate each speaker (to make sure they're both outputting the same level), a simple 500hz tone at the same distance for both should be enough.
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This may help a bit also:

Calibrating Your Monitoring Chain | Articles | My MASSIVE Blog
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Paul Vnuk Jr.'s Avatar
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Hey John,

I just wanted to chime in and say that compared to the wordy threads here on GS about K sys and such, this was well worded and anyone can understand it. Nice job.

BTW, I am up in Milwaukee and would love to come down and see you place some time. My regular mastering engineer here in Milwaukee is moving out of state in a few months and many of my clients prefer attended mastering sessions, so I would love to have someplace "sort of close" to turn them to.

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