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Old 11-10-2010, 09:58 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by Serenitynow View Post
...But, all I'm wondering is why do the normal old school VU meters like in the 2nd link (the PsP vintagemeters, as well as the kind we've all seen on cassette decks etc. all these years)only go to +3 (while the digital analog hardware meters in the first link go to +28)? How do they fit into the equation and compare to each other? Is it a totally different scale? ...just curious...
Some guitar amps go to eleven. people make meters differently. that's really all there is to it.

With a VU meter, it really doesn't matter how headroom you show, since the user is reading average level.
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