Peeps who have calibrated their DAWs to a nominal dBu level would already know that -18dBFS = 0dbu
When mixing in the box it is also useful in order to manage the audio levels running through your effects. A lot of plugins react according to the input level of the audio coming in, ie plugins like saturators, some Nebula libraries, etc. An accurate VU meter is a useful tool. Thing is, this one VU meter seems well calibrated according to the developper but I haven’t tried it yet.
As above, but in terms odf calibration the Cubase meters are accurate
Regarding the saturation it helps you getting more vibe and depth from your tracks, when applied to all channels of a mix it helps getting a more living sound and helps getting rid of the digital perfection you have with DAWS. This saturation emulates the sound of an analog console, it’s the same kind of plugin as Slate digital VCC.
But my point was not promoting Satson (I might grap it when it’s released but I need to demo it first). My point was that > I would find it nice to have these features implemented within a mixer channel in Cubase> . >
It would seem a bit pointless having it just on a channel. It would need to be something that affects the whole mix engine of cubase for it to be meaningful. If you just want a certain saturation on selective channels their are plenty of plugs for that already.
I remember discussing, on the old Cubase forum years ago, the idea of having the Cubase mixer having presets for analog mixer emulation, but back then the levels of computing power simply wouldn’t have been powerful enough. Anyone who remembers the old Truetape thing would know what I’m on about.
So yeah selecting SSL, Neve, Cadac, Trident, Harrison, etc desk emulations on the Cubase mixer would be marvellous, but I would say it would be a subtle effect