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ken-tajalli

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Can Peak-Level be displayed as "-dB" instead of meaningless %
« on: October 26, 2014, 12:48:42 pm »

If there is a way, somebody tell me please.
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Re: Can Peak-Level be displayed as "-dB" instead of meaningless %
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 01:07:02 pm »

Peak level should be displayed in dB (peak sample) or dBTP. (true peak)
 
However there are a number of things you might be referring to when you say "peak level".
Please be more specific.
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Re: Can Peak-Level be displayed as "-dB" instead of meaningless %
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 01:47:59 pm »

Peak level should be displayed in dB (peak sample) or dBTP. (true peak)
 
However there are a number of things you might be referring to when you say "peak level".
Please be more specific.

I think he means the readout in the lower left corner of DSP studio labelled "Peak level."  It shows the currently playing real-time signal level as a percentage where 100%= 0 dBFS, which is helpful for seeing if material is likely to clip, but unhelpful the rest of the time because volume scales logarithmically. Once the active signal gets below about -12dBFS (which is almost always if you have volume levelling engaged) it's very hard to get useful info from that readout (as everything below that is crammed into a small number of percents at the bottom).

I'm also in favor of converting it to a -dBFS readout rather than a percentage if possible.
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ken-tajalli

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Re: Can Peak-Level be displayed as "-dB" instead of meaningless %
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 03:05:40 pm »

I think he means the readout in the lower left corner of DSP . . . .

you named that tune in one!
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Re: Can Peak-Level be displayed as "-dB" instead of meaningless %
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 03:08:21 pm »

I'm also in favor of converting it to a -dBFS readout rather than a percentage if possible.

+1

If one calls DRC Convolution, dBFS will do :)
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Re: Can Peak-Level be displayed as "-dB" instead of meaningless %
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 03:42:35 pm »

Well that gets my vote too. I'd guess that it would be best to stick with percentage by default and display dBFS if clicked. (as a toggle that remembers the current mode)
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