i’m trying to understand how something works here and i’m having trouble grasping the concept or even finding any basic technical information on it…
sound is measured in decibels… which are rated according to magnitude. like ~30db is a whisper, ~60 is somebody talking, ~90 is somebody yelling, ~120 is a loud concert or a jet engine, etc. i think i understand that concept
but then why are sound recordings measured in NEGATIVE decibels? why? and what does that mean? what strange unit of measurement is this? what does it correlate to in the real world? what significance does the number 0 have to the limits peaking out? etc?
anybody see where i’m coming from? i mean i’ve been messing around with this shit for like 8 years but i still don’t really understand how it works. any help would be appreciated. links to guides or anything like that.