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Metering from Masterlink
Old 20th July 2005
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Metering from Masterlink

Back in the days of DAT I would mix as close to red on the meter as possible without hitting red. Then one day I got spanked by a mastering engineer who showed me how many overs there actually were on my mix.


He said the Tascams (DA30 Mk II) had notoriously bad meters and were not showing all the peaks.

I noticed last night while mixing to Masterlink that I am back to my old habits of pushing to just below the limit.

Anyone know how accurate the meters are on the Masterlink?

Mixing hot, hot , hot...
Old 20th July 2005
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
ml meters

Hi David, I had some diferences with the meter reading, I use wavelab for editing, then I have an aardvark directpro, then, a UA 2192, then the analog gear, then to a Mytek a/d then to the ML.
I had calibrated the sistem to -20 db with a 1k test tone , so the reading in the meters and in the analizer read -14 dbu, then the digital signal going to the Ml at the input it seems to read ok, but at the output is 4 db below the reference, I dont know why, so I always have to push in the limiter from 3.5 to 4 db to have that gain, do the test , maybe my ML need some adjust, I dont know if some one have this simptoms?
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I agree, the output seems lower than it should be. Right now I am concerned with the input, unless the input is 4 db lower than is says it is.
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