In the home recording world we use decibels to measure sound pressure as well as to describe relative changes in signal level. Sound confusing? Not to worry, The Encyclopedia of Home Recording is here to help. An excerpt from the book has been published over at AudioTUTS and gives some insight into the meaning and use of decibels. Check the article out here.

decibel level chart for home recording

For more definitions, tips, and advice for recording at home, check out The Encyclopedia of Home Recording, available in trade paperback and Kindle ebook!