1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

VU meter

Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by Rohan, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Rohan

    Rohan New Member


    Was just wondering if there was a plugin for VU meter in Logic? I found a RMS level meter plugin, does that provide similar information as a VU meter? Are there commercially available VU meter plugins available that work well with Logic.

    any feedback would be appreciated,,

  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    In digital world a VU meter is not very useful. There is no headroom available and if you calibrate the zero mark as your digital zero the upper range is useless. Use a RMS meter, a long lucent bar gives you better information than a needle. If you can, set the falldown time longer than it usually is because RMS meters are traditionally too fast.

    Spectre for example is a sound-analyzing package with a lot of tools and with very good configurable meters. It has also the classic VU meter but well, those are more for the eyes than for measuring. A bar-type RMS meter with a hold function and slow falldown is always better, technically.
  4. Rohan

    Rohan New Member

    Thanks Peter

Share This Page