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Chris Selim
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    Michael,

    Metering in Cubase, now that depends if I'm recording, mixing or mastering.
    I don't use RMS or LUFS when recording or mixing. I mainly use dbfs (peak) metering and try to record at an average of -18 tp -16 dbfs.
    I often calibrate a VU meter to -18 so 0VU is close to -18dbfs.
    I do this for several reasons, you can check my vid on Gain Staging on Cubase for more details. https://youtu.be/6DVsO0-7lIM

    For mastering, RMS and LUFS are more useful. Most of Streaming services have a streaming target loudness -14 LUFS.
    Here's a good Mastering video done by Ian Shepherd for PLAP https://youtu.be/3pZlasr3e9Q