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

John Gleason

    You can check the input level to your gear by using a test tone in the DAW and set the DAW output going to the insert channel at 0 VU (can be any level but 0 VU will make it easier to calibrate the meters in your outboard gear). Then check the input level on your first piece of gear (if it doesn't have an input meter use any piece of gear that does). Then adjust the output of your A/D converter to match the DAW output meter level (meaning that the input to your insert gear is at the same level as the DAW output to the insert channel).

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