Correct! Again, the measurement needs to be regularly reset for it to reintegrate.
i wasnt aware of this before but its good to know now, i keep mine averaging between -12 LUFS-i & -6 LUFS-i (around -9 LUFS-i) as im not looking to be "loud" but just to improve the quality of the overall sound, sort of like an automatic and continuous re-mastering of the input content, it took me a number of years to develop something that would work in this manner for universal content and not specific content since all content is different.
Likewise. I aim for -16 to -12 LUFS-i (-14 like Youtube and Spotify). I need the extra headroom for the sub-bass and try not to engage the clippers. I'm continuously learning and tweaking mine, but it's getting there. Real-time remastering is the best.
it appears to continuously measure on its own (with spoken and musical content).
Unless it's recently changed, leaving it on for a while will more or less keep it stuck at whatever it was instead of continuing to integrate smoothly. That's why the reset measurement button is right there.
ahhh. we think alike with sound processing.
one of the reasons why i chose an average of -9 LUFS was to closely match the input loudness of content that is averaging at -6dB, peaks to 0dB on input (content already processed/loud), since the design of the processing i am using applies to content that is not mastered/poorly mastered, any content that comes through at these high input levels is automatically "less" processed and then further reduced to -9 LUFS on average (increasing dynamics as well) so generally, input and output at these high levels are closely matched with minimal processing, -6dB average, 0dB peaks. i too, try not to engage the clippers except for the top end peaks above 0dB since they are handled much better by the clipper (no need to use ABDP as this point since it further alters/changes the sound quality).
i prefer the legacy AGC since this also handles input level changes much more gracefully and averages the output at -6dB with 0dB peaks and -12 LUFS.
all i am using is legacy AGC, MB1 in "digital" mode and advanced clipper, a very simple but very effective method to improve the overall quality of the sound to my ears and retain the same dynamics and average loudness regardless of the input levels.