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Cubase Loudness Meter Is Incorrect
Old 24th May 2019
  #1
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Cubase Loudness Meter Is Incorrect

Specifically the K-20 meter.

I have bx_meter on the stereo out reading roughly K-20 and the Cubase meter is around 12 dB higher.

Same issue with all Third party loudness meters on the Stereo Out.

I'm relatively new to Cubase, so it could be some sort of routing issue or meter setting I'm not familiar with.

Any ideas?

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Old 24th May 2019
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Check any Cubase preferences for metering in the preferences window, check preferences for metering in the metering 'pane' (shown to the right in your image), check routing to make sure there isn't some gain/attenuation going on and the meters you're using are really measuring the same signal at the same place in the signal chain.

Also, when you say "Same issue with all Third party loudness meters" are you saying that they are all off relative to your bx-meter and are measuring like the built-in Cubase meter? If you are, then it seems more likely to me that one plugin is wrong rather than many - i.e. the bx plugin is wrong, not the rest.
Old 25th May 2019
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Originally Posted by mattiasnyc View Post
Check any Cubase preferences for metering in the preferences window, check preferences for metering in the metering 'pane' (shown to the right in your image), check routing to make sure there isn't some gain/attenuation going on and the meters you're using are really measuring the same signal at the same place in the signal chain.

Also, when you say "Same issue with all Third party loudness meters" are you saying that they are all off relative to your bx-meter and are measuring like the built-in Cubase meter? If you are, then it seems more likely to me that one plugin is wrong rather than many - i.e. the bx plugin is wrong, not the rest.

Thanks. I mean all plugins match bx_meter and only the Cubase meter differs.

Also, I think I understand now. The different types of master meters have a floating "average" line with the peak values shooting up over it. I'm used to looking at the green/yellow/red upper reading as an average value in most other K meters.

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply, but it was just my lack of noticing that little line!
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