I can do expressions in After Effects, and keyframe till the cows come home... but can't seem to ever fully understand what I'm doing when it comes to audio. Especially when I need to edit a commercial for broadcast! I know what sounds good to me when it comes to mixing, but when it comes to setting my levels... thats when i get lost.
I use the Adobe CS3 package. Editing in Premier, i can fill left/right, raise the volume on a clip (even keyframe it), boost the gain on a clip, etc. In Soundbooth, I can remove a sound and other basic tools.
When someone asks me to set my music to -##db and VO to ##db, what does that mean really? My peaks? My average? Do i just look at my premier or soundbooth audio meter and guess-timate where its peaking is about where my target range is?, is there a way to precisely set this? Should i be Limiting or something? Whats the standard way of doing this?