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TOPIC: A meter that gives clearer idea of peak audio level and amount of limiting

A meter that gives clearer idea of peak audio level and amount of limiting 06 Dec 2020 19:51 #1

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I'm starting to understand how to get levels right and compression/limiter/agc/clipper applied.

One small gap is, when you set AGC or Limiter to max amplitude of 0db, it would be VERY useful to know how hard I am slamming into that. Maybe an indicator of the db level of the gain reduction as the signal hits that threshold?

This would make it far more obvious how hard I'm slamming into that limit when I want to try and use it as a leveling amplifier effect. Right now it's flying a bit blind as to whether I'm just barely hitting the limiters or if I'm slamming into them.

The reading for mic level on the TX meter seems like it may be an average vs peak reading so it's hard to tell where peak spikes are really landing. It would be nice that in addition to mic there may be one for limiter or AGC level etc to see what I suggested above.

Basically more feedback on input/output levels in each stage of the processing tools would allow for a much more precise gain staging as one goes through the configuration of each stage.

It would also be very interesting if the order of the options was settable. Example, the equalizer in particular, it would be useful to choose if it was before the compression or after, or even better if there were two EQs, one pre-compression/limiter/AGC and one at the end of the chain for the final polish on the sound after compression artifacts are created.
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A meter that gives clearer idea of peak audio level and amount of limiting 06 Dec 2020 20:09 #2

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Thank you for your comment ! I have long said that you need to enter the MIC LEVEL indicator for simultaneous readings of RMS and PEAK! I have long said that in each sound processing module, you need to keep indicators of the RMS PEAK input and output level !!! The manufacturer in the person of Vasily promised to do this for a whole year did not do it !!! In the ESDR2 version of THE program, they will not do this ! I have applied to review these features in the next version of ESDR3 programs promised ! Again, only promised, but here the manufacturer will collect reting requests , and then it will only do ( this was reported to me by Roman) According to Vasily, the MIC LEVEL indicator works in RMS mode and we can't see PEAK peak mode, while the RMS PEAK mode is different modes and different values!!
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A meter that gives clearer idea of peak audio level and amount of limiting 26 Dec 2020 04:24 #3

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Would it also be possible to have the microphone audio meter active in recieve mode, that way before keying up an quick word or two into the emicrohone could verify audio output level. also in V3 is it possible to put the audio output meter together with the main Power output and SWR meter.

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