I'd like to know if others are using the average RMS calculator from SoundForge to confirm the global RMS level of a song before publishing to Spotify and other online platform. I see a lot going around with the LUFS and stuff but I don't have access to this kind of monitoring and I've been using this feature from Soundforge for ages.
To be clear here is what I do:
- I load my file in SoundForge and select the most chunck of the loud part. See image:
- Then I run the statistics on that part:
- I make sure the RMS level (dB) is around -12/-13
In the past I've used as much as -8 but since eveything is leveled up on the digital platforms, I'm aiming for a more sane -12db in that stats section of Soundforge. Is that a good reference for digital publishing of popular platform?