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All Professional DJM mixer - Vu meter labeling & upgrade
Hello everyone, and to whom it may concern,
All vu meters from most Pioneer mixer products that i know got labeling from -24 to +14 dB, not that i do not like orange or red colors, but;
** Seriously this do not look professional, and in fact technically wrong.**
In studio, broadcast, sound system, digital production, nightclub, etc,... 0dB is the reference; Anything on top is distortion or prohibited.... So, why labeling at +2, +5, +9, +14 dB?
The old Djm 500 was; 0, +1, +2, +4, +7, +10, +14 dB.
The Djm 2000 recommend to never pass 0 dB when recording...
The last Djm 850 label; 0, +1, +2, +4, +7, +10, Over. (Over what? LOL)
I think +2 and clip, are just right.
And, by removing those uper leds, and giving 2-3 led to the minus part, it will be more appropriate at -40/-30 db (similar or closer to many mastering processors, - T.c. electronic label at** -60, -48 dB*, - **dbx* professional products at -50, -40 dB). This also could be useful to detect a buzz...
To conclude; based on 15 led, i will setup as;
+ 2 (orange)
0 dB (blue)
- 2, - 4 (blue)
- 6, - 8, -10, -14, -18, -22, -26, -30, -36, -42 dB (green)
- blue light from -4 to 0dB familiar to digital.
- increase from -42 to -30 (6dB), from -30 to -10 (4db), from -10 to clip (2db)
I hope this suggestion will find a way to your new product and concept department.
Patrick Mohr, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
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Overdrive, same as warp speed, but it transforms you into justin bieber in no time
100% , Very good idea, I own a DJM-5000.
Those analogue vu-meter design are antique and not appropriate to digital and usb.!
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