With a plug in chain ending with the UAD Precision Limiter set to a hard ceiling, the meters on the Master Section are consistently hitting peaks on that left that are about .5 db above the real stream, and peaks that are a little less high on the right. The Precision Limiter’s meters are displaying the correct hard ceiling, and I have checked the digital output of the workstation by plugging it into an external meter (my DM2000, after clocking to the incoming digital stream), and these levels match those of the Precision Limiter.
When the Steinberg Brickwall Limiter is placed in the chain instead of the Precision Limiter, the Master Section meters work correctly.
It is obvious that a half db metering error during mastering is unacceptable. I don’t know why this is occurring.
I did not check the big level meters to see if they matched, but will do so tomorrow to give more info to the process.
The only other time I used the UAD Precision Limiter was with WL6 in an XP computer. My memory is that it did not create this problem at that time.