I have a collection of patchers, each one representing the core of the setup (MIDI and audio routing) for a different song from a playlist. The sounds for each patcher are typically completely different.
The biggest difficulty is figuring out how to match the overall volume (as perceived by listeners) of every patcher so that when I switch from one song to the next, the rest of the band, most of who are using in-ear monitoring systems (I am too) don't have to contend with widely varying output.
I am not in a position to pay close attention to meters while I'm playing.
I have seperate "outs" for pretty much every sound I'm using (these go to FoH) as well as a mixed stereo out for my own in-ear system.
What I'm wondering is if there is a decent way to capture the max volume values for each song, from each "out"(and perhaps the stereo pair) in a meaningful way so that I could play multiple songs and then go back and look at the data (somehow) and determine
A) which songs are out of whack with some reference song and
B) which "outs" contributed the most to the problem
I am using brick wall limiters to protect against real disasters but I'm really after a more fine grain solution)
Suggestions would really be appreciated (if bribes are allowed, I'll throw in a pair of tickets to one of our shows in Feb for someone who is in Chicago, Milwaukee, Phiadelphia or NYC that has a really feasible solution -:)