Audio Peak Limiter
Being a TV editor, our levels are supposed to peak at -6dB. I'd love a feature that allows you to set the maximum peak level for a sequence. While I am aware of the Audio Gain > Normalize All/Max Peaks to..., that can often make drastic changes if there is heavy fluctuation in the dynamic range of the audio. Applying that to a large timeline all at once can be quite risky. I'm more looking for the feature to affect only the levels that are beyond the peak the user sets. Kind of like an automated keyframe feature that is applied to only the peaks in the audio waveforms. Thanks!
AdminMatt Stegner (Admin, Adobe DVA) commented
Use the Audio Track effect 'Hard Limiter' set to True Peak, the Maximum Amplitude set to -6 dB. Leave the other settings at their default.
Trevor Asquerthian commented
Read up about audio compression / brick wall limiting - the tools are in there. Maybe set a 4:1 @ -9dB to compress peaks, then a hard limit at -6dB. Although that’s a strange number, Broadcast is usually Loudness (-23 LU in Europe) now with -1db true peak.
Then start voting for all the problems Adobe has in this regard (no user presets, settings reset, only A1 used in multi channel sequences, glitches when used in multichannel sequences )
Micah Haun commented
You can already do this. Add a Dynamics effect onto the master track in audio track mixer. Enable the the limiter and set it to -6 (or whatever maximum value you want). That will keep your levels under the specified value. I usually set a compressor as well so it doesn't hit the limiter as fast.