Academy Dashboard Forum Production Analog Recording Reading VU Meters & I/O Level Reply To: Reading VU Meters & I/O Level

Kaleb Treacy

    Yeah that makes perfect sense! Thanks so much! A few quick questions if you don't mind though, I have always been treating the Output on the gear as "Make-Up Gain", is that not the way to use outboard gear (i.e I'm better off trimming)? Also did you accidentally say VU when setting it to 0 on my DAW meters? Because I've flicked my meters to VU on PT but to get it to hit 0VU, I had some serious clipping going on so I settled for -5ish VU. Could it be cause my original signal was too hot to begin with maybe?