Hi Urs, VU Meter is not a peak meter it's a real VU with 300ms integration time so it measures loudness. It also has a feature that makes the whole meter blink read if at least 3 subsequent samples are at 0dB or more (I don't know if this is the issue) otherwise it behave like an analog VU meter so if you get to +3 on it it means almost nothing peak wise since it measure only the loudness.Urs wrote: ↑Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:48 amMaybe because Hornet VU Meter has a default reference at -18dB. Hence, it seems to clip whenever the software before reaches -18dB...?
(-18dB was important for tape recording, but it isn't important anymore for digital recording with 32 bit floating point mixdown and normalisation afterwards)
the -18 default calibration is the 0VU level, so a sine wave peaking at -18 and set to 1KHz will read 0VU, but again this is just a reference indicator and as with any loudness meter the displayed value is strictly linked to the type of sound measured.