yr wrote:Just tested more cdsoundmaster libraries and they seem to give various results: most libraries need a -8 to -6dB signal for the VU meter to show 0, but the Cooltec, for instance, shows -3 on the VU meter with a 0dBFS test signal. If the metering type selected in Nebula actually effects how the programs behave then we have a problem when trying to use the VU mode...
Pretty sure the metering won't change the behavior the programs; but from program to program it sounds like global pads (I'm assuming this is the difference) and the like can alter the readings of the meters. I'm not sure what the answer is for staging with CDSM programs; I've always used external meters in the past.
It's not consistent from one library to the other (see my last post)... Not a lot of headroom when a 0 dBFS test signal gives -3 on a VU meter
I remember Giancarlo saying: "you should use the same meter system used for kernel switching!!!!! Even if nebula meter sytem (rms mode) is NOT correct, you should trust IT! because this is what's used by the engine! "
I'm a bit confused as to how I should understand this...
I think it important to go back and re-read the manual for the R2R libraries.
There is important info that describes WHY the programs are set as they are ... also, how to make critical adjustment to get the most out of a tape, and being able to create a custom 'patch' for what 'you' want to have.
Glad to see some 'skin' work ... hope for a fader version