Dialogue level - Gearspace.com
The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Dialogue level
Old 30th August 2017
Deleted f864d52
Dialogue level


I read some posts in the post-production section and, as suggested, I calibrated the sound system using pink noise at -20 dB FS to obtain 78/79 SPL dBs on each speaker.

now, at what level should be the dialogue set to? from what I read, that should be around -27 dBs and then all of the other elements (FXs, background, foley, music etc.) should be mixed according to that level. is that correct?

background noise from the recording is pretty evident at that point. I'm wondering if that's because it hasn't been well recorded or because I'm setting the dialogue at the wrong level.

Old 6th September 2017
Lives for gear
georgia's Avatar
🎧 10 years
on a digital meter with 0 being peak, ... in a film mix typical speaking level should be around -12, whisper around -24 yell -2... these are NOT hard and fast but it'll get you in the pocket.
📝 Reply
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump