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peak:18dbfs

Discussion in 'Recording' started by eash, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. eash

    eash Active Member

    hi,i am new member,english is not my speak...but i undestand a not bad,ok...........i work as music composer for decumentary films...befor i was only make my music in studio,now i have motu828mk2,mackie mixer,focusrite pre amp...i want make all my job at my home studio..i know about audio recording....but i use my ear to mix,,i start make my music with my DAW...the tv channel sent me that:(alignment ref.on peak meter:18dbfs(uerr6-8)modulation level:eek:vu=+4dbu)so...in easy way i want know...how to adjust my nuendo 3 to give this nombers :oops: i know good ear is not enaf.......thanks to all of you...
    EASH
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    -18 should be equivalent to + 4. So when you plug in your microphone preamp that delivers + 4 DB at the outputs, your inputs should indicate -18. This provides for 18 DB of headroom which you must have. Your preamp output of + 4 is your normal operating level and has the capabilities of delivering over 15 DB of output beyond + 4. This is why you must keep levels around -18 as indicated on your digital peak meters so that you do not go beyond 0dbfs.

    Otherwise you use your ears which it sounds like you are already doing?

    Yes yes I think I can hear you now yes, what was that? " Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow, Mr. Watson come in here I need you..."?

    Hope this helps?
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. eash

    eash Active Member

    thank you so much,realy you are so perfict,just want know:if i use my midi instroment(no need for mic preamp all the time i make my music)so what to do with the input level?shold i care only about the output level?i mean it is pre made sound(VST)so in this case what shold i do to adjust the input level.........thank you
    EASH
     
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    If it is your computer soundcard creating the MIDI sounds, you would need to take the analog output, should you want to record the MIDI sounds to software, through your audio interface computer input unit. In that respect, you would utilize the Microsoft mixer. The Microsoft mixer will be able to vary the output level of the computers sound card output which generated the MIDI sound. You can access the Microsoft mixer by going to your start menu, followed by programs, accessories, entertainment, where you'll find the Microsoft mixer for your built-in sound card. This is not necessarily the way to do MIDI but due to our communication gap in language, perhaps I'm not clear if I have answered your question?

    We can try it again or perhaps others will chime in? MIDI is not my strong point.
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  5. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    Hmmm.....Something sounds a little fishy here!!
    I, being a person whose first language is not English, do not believe that this poster's (eash) native language is not english.

    Have fun people!!!
     
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    TVPostSound, do you hobble Espanol?

    I think I'll hobble a couple of beers?
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  7. eash

    eash Active Member

    way would i utilize the Microsoft mixer?you mean the midi creating by The Microsoft mixer?not by my motu sound card?by the way:i can unrestand good english,may be i make some misstake when i writ...but we speak same language(music,midi,sound,level........and more....)this have no land........
    EASH
     
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I think you'll find that if you are currently listening to, getting your MIDI sounds, from the onboard computer soundcard/synthesizer, unless it is a sample based type of file, your MOTU nor any other audio card generates simple computer soundcard synthesizer MIDI sounds. Different kind of software such as Cubase and others along with a comprehensive sample music library will only allow you to create sounds coming from your MOTU, by utilizing sample libraries that are compatible with your MIDI program. That are played back from their sample loops out through your audio interface while being clocked by the MIDI program.

    This is the best I can help you with as I am a MIDIdiot
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  9. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    eash

    Repost in your native language.
     
  10. eash

    eash Active Member

    Ms. Remy Ann David:realy you are wanderfull...thank you so much..........
    TVPostSound:whay?!!! i use international language...i need to know from evry one in this forum..i dont want limet our comunocation....i think this is better for all of us....am i right?
     
  11. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    Because I dont believe you, your grammar and misspellings are not conducive, nor consistent to a non-english speaking person.
    I speak 4 languages, I see your pattern, or lack of!!! :shock:

    Because I, as a person who was originally foreign to the English language am being insulted. :x
     
  12. eash

    eash Active Member

    ok............let me tell you that:i speak better than i write,whay shold i hide this????
    realy.......i am from over sea place...now i writ this at morning !!!! now you sleep Zzzzzzzzzzzz.......
    good morning TVPostSound !
    EASH
     
  13. cathode_ray

    cathode_ray Active Member

    Agreed ...sounds like that twit that was on the T.V. show TAXI (Andy Kaufman)
     
  14. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    No, it's a bad impression of Borat!!!

    eash,

    Post in your native tongue.
     
  15. eash

    eash Active Member

    no way....i will not fined any one answer me...ok?we have good way of tongue...i know 3 languages....but i like english ....ok?
     
  16. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Fella never did say what country he/she was from...just goes on about "not be frum ear ewe can no the true can we?"

    Hell I'm a foreigner too depending on what side of the pond you stand on:)

    Brien
     
  17. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I gave birth to my parents in the United States.
    I built my high school radio station in the United States.
    I failed electronics in high school in the United States.
    I can say "I can't speak your language" in a couple of languages, poorly.
    I can hardly speak English intelligently. Like most Americans....?? (was that an oxymoron? Or just a moron? Neither or is that neither? Tomato?)
    Even though I am approximately 67% less stupid than George W..

    At least the Canadiens get French shoved down.... or is that up, their throats? Nose? Or that polar opposite???

    Bipolar. A bottle of white? A bottle of red? Perhaps a bottle of rose'? Instead????............. I.......I'm an engineer! I'll mix them all together!
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  18. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    You mean you are using VST plug-in synths...? If so there will be volume controls on the synth's GUI, plus you should have mixer channel(s) in Nuendo providing the synth's output, which you can adjust in level or process with effects plug-ins.

    You may want to consider investing in PPMulator:

    This will give you a properly calibrated BBC style PPM meter in your master section. :wink:
     

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