"True peak" means the peak level after D/A conversion (simulated in software), while dBFS just means the highest sample level reached. The difference is that "true peak" should account for any possible inter-sample peaks, which becomes important when approaching the clipping point and when dealing with converting audio to fixed point data files (16 or 24 bit files), in most cases mainly when mastering.pongasoft wrote: ↑10 Jun 2020Yes. It is not computing any kind of average, but keeping the absolute max which I believe is what is called true peak. It is described in the documentation: https://pongasoft.com/vst/VAC-6V.html#technical-details
Internally you can just use "highest sample" since you're comparing apples to apples, and I think it's still valuable to know the highest sample level since it's something most are familiar with since DAWs have used this measure as "peak" level since day one.