Input meters jump from green to red without showing any yellow light.

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  • #29487
    Marc TrainorMarc Trainor
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    Maybe I’m just being stupid on this, but for some reason, I can’t seem to slowly turn up a mike while testing it, using my gain knob on my interface without jumping from green to red on the input meters. That worries me, because, without the yellow in there somewhere, there’s no apparent leeway, headroom before I hit the red. Please enlighten me on this, someone. Marc Trainor.

    #29488
    Laszlo .Laszlo
    Keymaster

    Hi Marc,

    The uTrack24 has orange indicator before goes to red. The fact the orange very similar to the red , some scenarios difficult to decide it is orange or led.

    #29491
    Marc TrainorMarc Trainor
    Participant

    Thank you, Laszlo, for responding so quickly. I’ll check that again, and also I might add, when I was testing it, I wasn’t recording something at the loud volume I might be on a live recording, where, maybe I could see the difference better. My manual said it should be green, then yellow at -10 dB, then red at overload. In my opinion, the yellow should register lower, like maybe -18 dB instead of minus 10, so there would be more leeway. Maybe your team could look into that idea. The guys at sound on sound magazine, seemed to feel the same way about it. The saving grace for me, might be using the Uremote. I got it going on my tablet but the meters on the U remote said it was about -10, and seemed ok, not distorted, on the u-remote, but on the Utrack-24 itself, the led’s showed overloaded red. I wonder why there’s such a discrepancy there. Maybe you could look into that also. Thanks for your help. Marc Trainor

    #29494
    Laszlo .Laszlo
    Keymaster

    Hi Marc,

    Thank you for your feedback.
    Did you tried to check the levels in channel focus mode? (push the encoder and rotate to select the channel)
    In this mode the level meter switches to 24 segment level meter mode and shows the accurate level of the selected channel.
    The -18dB is a good idea but exactly for the reason what I described above (the orange color very similar to the red) maybe it will be annoying for the users to see all the time “red” LED’s during recording.

    #29539
    Marc TrainorMarc Trainor
    Participant

    Yes Laszlo, your right about switching to the big meter on focus mode. I didn’t really think of that, probably because if I’m recording I need to be able to see the overload quickly so I can turn it down, where it takes some time to switch to that big meter, but your right, that it would be much more accurate. Golly, I wish the whole unit had better meters for each channel, but that would probably up the price quit a bit and you’d have to re-design the whole unit in order to fit them in there. I think the Joe Black units have better meters, but you pay over 3 times as much. As long as the U remote keeps working, I think I’ll be ok. Thanks again for your quick response. Marc Trainor.

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