HoRNet's Track Coherence helps set dynamic range for each track of your mix 23/01/18
HoRNet Plugins in collaboration with The Buildzer have introduced the Track Coherence, a dynamic range meter for your tracks. This is what they have to say about it...
Track Coherence is a dynamic meter that helps you reach the right dynamic range in each of the track of your mix.
The dynamic range is one of the most important aspects of music, and if you make it right for each track you can get a more impactful mix.
Dynamic range is also called crest factor, in this plugin we call it "coherence" but it's actually the difference between the maximum digital sample peak and the RMS level of the track, the closer the two are the more compressed the music is.
Often a recorded music track has fast and short peaks (called transients) that are almost inaudible to the human ear but they are present and may sum to other peaks creating problems in mastering and also in mixing.
With Track Coherence you can see if you have too much distance from the average level (RMS) of the track and its peaks, and if it's too much, you can act accordingly to fix it, with a clipper, a limiter or a fast compressor.
During usage you should first choose the "coherence level" (the dynamic range) to target from the range scale.
Usually for dance, pop or rock you should use the 12 range for drums and 8 or 6 for bass, synth or guitars. Once you press play you'll see the coherence indicator will start moving indicating the dynamic range in each moment, when it's at the 100% mark it means that you have a dynamic range of the amount indicated by the "scale" control, so 12 , 8 or 6 in our example.
You will want to target one between the "max" or "avg" levels for your track, if, for example, you have a drum loop and your range set to 12, you can target an "avg" of 12 to have a more dynamic sound, or if you want to control every peak continue to tweak until you get the "max" to read 12, beware though that not every track can be adjusted to reach every dynamic range, so use your ear together with our meter.