Alright, so most people have to download a common thing known as “the checker”, to find out how much db their recording is. This little download works very well, however, it’s an extra step to go to there and then have a little fight with going back and forth to from audacity to checker to get the right db setting, (unless you manage to get it first try). Now, what if audacity had their own “db checker” feature? I know that it recommends, when choosing to amplify, the db you should choose to amplify down or up… but I’ve noticed that it’s quite horrible in doing so, and I never trust it to be correct. So what if audacity could just tell you what your recording, or a small piece of it, is running at? I know you can be accurate, with the 0.0, 0.5 and 1 thingy on the left side (I don’t know what it’s called), and that trying to get your peaks only between the 0.5 to -0.5 would be around 89.0 db. (I hope this makes sense). But really, sometimes I do get it close to that, and it’s still 2 or 3 db off.
So can audacity make a feature to tell you what db your recording, or a small piece of it, is at?