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Postby Basari Studios » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:25 pm

I don't know if i am missing something or something is wrong. Saw the same
thing few years ago, i fixed it and now i forgot how to do it again.
I am using a Sine Wave from the Blue Wave Test files which is -20dbfs
and now if you look in my Cubase every Meter shows it as -23, even on a
VU Meter shows as 3db lower than 0dbvu. I had this same exact thing few
years back and i somehow fixed it bit for the life of me i forgot.

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Re: Cubase 10.5 Pro and Audio Metering

Postby Kwackman » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:31 pm

Pan pots?
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Re: Cubase 10.5 Pro and Audio Metering

Postby Basari Studios » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:41 pm

Kwackman wrote:Pan pots?

It was something about that which i forgot what it was.
The funny thing is when i run Cubase Generator SineWave at -20dbfs than all Meters are correct. Only imported Audio is not correct.
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Re: Cubase 10.5 Pro and Audio Metering

Postby Basari Studios » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:45 pm

Now all i did was switch from Equal Power to 0db and fixed it but 0db?
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Re: Cubase 10.5 Pro and Audio Metering

Postby Kwackman » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:46 pm

The Pan Law.
Our own Zukan explains this on his site...

https://samplecraze.com/tutorials/the-pan-law/
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Re: Cubase 10.5 Pro and Audio Metering

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:53 pm

Yes, it's due to the selected pan-law which determines the amount of signal attenuation when splitting the mono test tone signal to stereo left/right outputs.

Different pan-laws exist, with different amounts of central attenuation, and different attenuation curve shapes relative to pan angle.
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Re: Cubase 10.5 Pro and Audio Metering

Postby Kwackman » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:33 pm

Maybe worth an entry in the glossary?
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Re: Cubase 10.5 Pro and Audio Metering

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:31 am

Good point. I'll add it to my new year to do list!
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