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Multimeter- how it works? on output question


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Hey everyone,


I have a question about the multimeter.


I put the multimeter on my output. what is it actually showing me? when I have the output level at 0.0 the output is clipping and it looks like the multimeter is clipping.


when I turn the output down to about -8.0 it doesn't clip anymore, but the multimeter still looks like it's clipping.


when I turn "pre-fader" monitoring on the output and all of my tracks are NOT clipping, but the multimeter is still clipping.


so I finally lowered all my tracks to get the multimeter not to clip, but now my tracks look like they are really low volume. like peaking at -8 even lower for some.


is this what I'm supposed to be doing? I usually got my tracks as hot as possible without clipping post fader monitor and pre-fader monitor. same with the output level, I would just make sure it didn't clip.


so....anyway, wondering if someone could explain if I need to use this. or HOW I need to use this.



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