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You control the range and kind of units that the various meters display in the Track view, Track Inspector and Console view. The meters in each view can be configured independently.
Click the Track view Options menu, point to Meter Options and select the desired settings on the submenu.
Click the Display button at the bottom of the Track Inspector, point to Module Options > Meters and select the desired settings on the submenu.
Click the Console view Options menu, point to Meters and select the desired settings on the submenu.
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Show Numeric Peak Values (Track view only)
Show Track Peak Markers (Track view only)
If a track clips, its meter shows a red clipping indicator. Click this button to reset the clipping indicator to its non-clipping state.
Choosing this option causes the meter to display the highest amplitude in the signal that occurs in a complete cycle of a frequency.
Choosing this option causes the meter to display more of an average of the amplitudes that occur in a complete cycle of a frequency. RMS, or Root-Mean-Square, is a little over seventy percent of peak level.
Choosing this option causes the meter to display both the RMS and peak levels. The RMS level is displayed by the solid bar on the left side of the meter, and the peak level is displayed as a small line that follows the RMS level just to the right of it.
Pre Fader/Post Fader (This option is for playback and bus meters only)
Choose Pre Fader or Post Fader to measure the playback level either before or after the track’s or bus’ volume fader.
Pre Fader/Post FX (This option is for the buses only)
Choosing one of these numbers sets the scale of the meter to a certain range of dB. For example, choosing -90 dB sets the range of measurement of that meter to 90 dB.
Note: You can also change the scale of a meter by right-clicking the meter to display a pop-up menu and choosing a new dB range.
Clicking this option hides or shows the dB markings on the meter. Hiding the markings shrinks the meter significantly, saving space.
Choosing this option causes the meter to display a small vertical line (the peak marker) that shows the peak level and then decays until a new peak is reached.
If you make a bus or main out mono by toggling its Mono/Stereo switch, any “upstream” meters—that is, meters on any tracks or buses that are assigned to the mono bus/main out—from the bus/main out will also display as mono.
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Click the Track view Options menu, point to Meter Options and select Horizontal Meters or Vertical Meters.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Colors.
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In the Color Category list, select Meters.
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Choose VU LO Level, VU HI Level, or VU Tick Marks, and select the desired color.

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