Peak-Reading VU Meters

Posted on Aug 22, 2012

Peak reading meters, popular in Europe for years, are just now coming into greater favor in America, and for good reason. The main purpose for having a VU meter is obviously to monitor signal levels going to a tape recorder, reverb unit, or some other level-sensitive device, to help optimize the signal to noise ratio of the audio sent to the device.

Peak-Reading VU Meters
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You may be thinking that since VU stands for Volume Units, the real purpose of a VU meter is to indicate how loud something sounds. I won`t dispute that, but to really do the job correctly, you would first need to measure the true RMS level of the pr

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