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MikeRivers
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Actually its an old topic.

I'm about 98% sure that I posted a picture here a few months back when we were having a discussion about meters or headroom or how much of the track width in a DAW the squiggles filled. It was a screen shot of the VSL screen with four different levels showing on the meters, marked up to indicate what the actual levels in dBFS were. I'd like to use that picture in a review of the 44VSL that I have in the works, but I can't find it - not on any of my computers, not on the image hosting web site that I'm sure I put it, and not on the forum either.

Does anyone remember seeing this? And maybe you bookmarked the message or saved a copy?

I can reconstruct it fairly easily but I'd rather find the original, if only to see if I still think it's valid.

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I do remember that picture but couldn't find it either.

Maybe this one from jpettit can help, too: http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/19283.page.
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Yes, I recall that illustration from jpettit and it makes the point that I want to make. Mine, which I reconstructed, was similar. with a DAW meter along side the VSL meter. I added a screen shot of recorded tracks which shows that the height of the indicator in the VSL meter correspons closely to the height of the squiggles in a DAW track display.

I wonder if that was someone's clever idea, or a good idea, without an explanation, that can be misleading. The good part is that if you keep the meter in the lower half of its range, you'll record tracks that don't look wimpy, which is the common complaint from new DAW users. The risk is that if you have typical transient peaks of 10 dB or so that go much above half way, they'll be clipped.
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Hi Mike
I did an Advance search via Google on this forum and did not find a posting of the your picture.
If you need ant help making one, let me know...

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My version (sneak preview)

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Nice!

Now if you use both pictures, you have all aspects covered, I think.
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