Also spelled or known as: KMetering, K Metering
What does K-Metering mean?
An audio level metering format which must be used with a monitoring system to set up a calibrated acoustic reference level.
K-Metering is an audio level metering format which must be used with a monitoring system to set up a calibrated acoustic reference level. Three VU-like meter scales are provided, differing only in the displayed headroom margin.
K-20 scale is used for source recording and wide dynamic-range mixing/mastering, it can have a 20dB headroom margin.
The K-14 scale allows 14dB of headroom and is used for most pop music mixing/mastering.
The K-12 scale is used for material with a more heavily restricted dynamic range, such as for broadcasting. In all of these cases, the meter’s zero mark is aligned with the acoustic reference level.
Developed by: Mastering engineer Bob Katz
Example sentence: “I used K-Metering to calibrate the speakers.”
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