The Input Metering section has a precise left (L) and right (R) LED meter display, spanning a dynamic range from -72dB to +12dB. This comprehensive range allows users to accurately monitor the input signal levels, ensuring optimal gain staging for the reverb effect. By keeping an eye on these meters, you can ensure the reverb effect is applied to a signal within a healthy volume range.
Steps to Use: Input Meters
Step 1: Understanding the Input Metering Section
- Familiarize yourself with the left (L) and right (R) LED meter display in the Input Metering section.
- Note that it covers a dynamic range from -72dB to +12dB, allowing for precise monitoring of input signal levels.
Step 2: Monitoring for Optimal Gain Staging
- Regularly check the L and R meters to monitor the input levels.
- Ensure that the input signal is within a healthy volume range for applying the reverb effect.
Step 3: Adjusting Input Levels
- Adjust the input levels based on the meter readings.
- Aim for levels that do not peak too high or dip too low to maintain clarity in the reverb effect.
Step 4: Understanding the Impact on Sound
- Recognize that properly monitored input levels lead to a more controlled and effective reverb effect.
- Avoid issues like clipping or excessive reverb, which can possibly distort the signal change elsewhere in your mix.
Step 5: Implementing Best Practices
- Always adjust your input levels before applying the reverb to achieve a balanced sound.
- Use the metering as a constant reference point for better sound quality.