Facebook social media iconTwitter social media iconYouTube social media iconSubmit to Reddit

Meters

Description and application of the meters of the mixing console.

Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR

The main meters can be switched to read:

  • The main console outputs, or;
  • Whatever signal is being fed to the main monitors, or;
  • Ext 1 or Ext 2 external sources.

The individual channel module meters have a number of switched options:

  • Store Peak: retains the highest level reading reached in the channel, until cleared by the Clear Peak button.
  • Display peak: shows the highest level reached as a single segment at the top of the meter column.
  • Cal Meters: allows technical staff to calibrate the meters.
  • C/Sect Select: selects the source for additional meters located above the computer monitor.
  • VU: gives the meters the ballistic characteristics of an analog VU meter. The traditional VU meter does not show peaks accurately but corresponds quite well to the subjective loudness of a signal.
  • PPM: gives the meters peak program meter characteristics. Peaks are measured accurately.
  • LF Mix: displays the VCA control voltage of the large fader. This is useful to see changes in fader levels during replay of an automated mix with the fader motors switched off.
  • SF Mix: as above, but for the small fader.
  • Meter Input: with this selected, all meters display channel input signal levels.
Please click here if there are broken links or missing images in this article

By David Mellor Thursday May 29, 2003
Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
 
 
 

Free Ebook - Equipping Your Home Recording Studio

Set up your home recording studio in the very best way possible. Learn how to select equipment and solftware all the way through from microphones to monitors. Learn more...

How to Avoid These 4 Huge Mistakes In Audio

Are you making these 4 simple mistakes again and again in your home recording studio? They are easy to identify and avoid, so you don't have to. Learn more...