As part of The God Particle's first anniversary update to v1.2.2 in May 2023, users have the ability to choose between
RMS & Peak and
Short Term LUFS & Peak monitoring for the input and output readings.
What's the difference between RMS & LUFS?
RMS (Root Mean Square)
RMS measures the average amplitude of an audio signal over a period of time. It is commonly used in music production to measure the level of individual tracks or the overall mix.
LUFS (Loudness Units Full Scale)
LUFS measures the perceived loudness of an audio signal, rather than the amplitude reading itself. It takes into account additional factors, such as the frequency selectivity of the human ear.
Why should I use LUFS?
LUFS metering is the industry standard unit of loudness, and gives a more accurate idea of how your music will be perceived by a listener. It's used by streaming services to monitor track levels and ensure that you don't get drastic changes in volume when a track ends and another begins.