Hello. If you hate noob threads, dont continue readinng. Im using Cubase 8.5 on windows 10 with the Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB and a pair of Dynaudio BM5 mkiii. The level meter on my Apollo is peaking / clipping / is red - when i play some loud midi drum kicks or loud bass synthesizers and loud snares and that kind of stuff.
- First of all, does red clipping means that i risk damage the unit or my speakers or both, or is it only the audio the gets slightly distorted with no else harm? Actually i can’t really hear the clipping i think, i mean the sounds that peaks on the meter are loud but not distorted?
-Is there a way to limit the monitor output to prevent from clipping. Kids and young people are using the studio, so i want to make sure that no one can accidentally damage the system.
-I got some Apollo Controller Software, that could be a solution but i dont now how?
-I know i can kind of solve the problem by, for example turning down the master output inside my Battery 4 drum plugin if thats the tricker. But then, when another track is created or another vst is loaded, the clipping can occur again. If i limit the Master Fader output of Cubase, it would be reset when a new project is created.
I like the music to be loud, but i dont want to see the red peaks on the apollo on my desk. My monitors should be able to play very loud and clear, without clipping, not matter how evil VST’s i got.
I really dont understand Clipping, Db, Audiometers - please tell me what is going on.
Best Regards Theis.