I am very confused about the meters in Cubase 6. On the master meter, there are 3 options:
Meter Post Panner is the default. I never really paid much attention these settings until I noticed a recent project of mine that is definitely CLIPPING, did not show any sort of clipping on the master meter. The peaks were always exactly at 0. This made me suspicious and really confused, so I took a kick drum and made it like 30 db louder and still, no clipping on the meter in Post Panner mode.
So I switched the input mode to INPUT and I see clearly the meter is off the chart red.
What I don’t understand is whether Cubase is doing some sort of automatic volume compensation or limiting??
I have NOTHING on the master channel in this project (yet). Why isn’t it clipping like crazy Post Panner?
Isn’t INPUT not ideal to watch for because thats the signal before the channel faders?
Please help. I am pretty sure this was not happening in Cubase 5.
ok this is insane. The kick drum that I altered to be super loud? I can clone 10 of them and still no clipping on the meter.
BUT I just now moved this kick drum to a brand new project, and sure enough, the Post Panner meter DOES show clipping. It must be some Cubase bug then that somehow manifests itself in SOME of my projects??
When I said I had nothing on the master, I kind of lied. I had a WAVES L316 limiter on the master chain but it was DISABLED. For some reason, even when it’s disabled, the audio gets limited. How strange is that??
So it must be a Waves bug? I tried this with a different brand of Limiter not Waves and disabling it makes the meter clip.
TL;DNR version: Waves L316 limits the signal even when disabled!
Thanks so much everybody for your time in trying to help me. I was losing my mind
Disabled or bypassed? A while back, I was using a Voxengo Redunoise (which is a FREAKIN CPU BEAST) and even when bypassed, it would still affect the audio. So maybe this could be treated by a little freezing. Is your CPU or ASIO performance meter spiking as this glitch is happening?