wildly varying volume for same audio - any fixes?


    Apr 17 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I am trying to get a reliable reading for dB of audio at each beat. Currently I am using an [average~ 1000 rms] object, a [snapshot 4n] object and an [atodb]. I had hoped that using overdrive would keep the signal relatively accurate, but unfortunately not. The simplified part of the patch is below:
    and the dump for the first several bars of the same recorded audio is below:
    print: -inf 0. print: -29.902485 0.03198 print: -30.113321 0.031213 print: -35.468758 0.016849 print: -32.614075 0.023404 print: -26.64386 0.046538 print: -34.466808 0.018909 print: -35.575901 0.016642 print: -33.100227 0.02213 print: -31.480457 0.026667
    print: -inf 0. print: -30.956564 0.028325 print: -27.363419 0.042838 print: -37.287838 0.013665 print: -33.483303 0.021176 print: -28.729519 0.036604 print: -38.42881 0.011983 print: -36.480457 0.014996 print: -35.351788 0.017077 print: -31.982824 0.025169
    Any suggestions on how to make this more constant?
    thanks in advance
    Tim