This paper raises a debate about the future options that are open for multichannel audio metering in Television and Radio Production. These options are seen both in the light of experience with Movie production, and also as a part of the wider issue when metering is applied to legacy applications. In particular, the study questions the continued relevance of signal level metering within all-digital audio chains. It also concentrates on the importance of dialogue loudness and intelligibility, when that dialogue may form an integral part of several different audio delivery packages. Finally, the visual perceptual aspect of various types of meter display is seen to be an important but neglected aspect of the overall measurement process.
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