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    You aren't doing anything wrong. The meters on you mixer are much slower than the ones on the computer. The computer meters measure peak signal, the meters on your board measure average signal. A shaker doesn't have any sustain, just a bunch of transients, the meters on your board are too slow to catch them. Everything is fine.
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    Oh, alright. I remember reading that in other threads now..'cause VU meters measure average volume. Thanks.

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    Try recording triangle some time - You'll get clips that your PEAK meters don't even warn you of.

    And your VU meters won't even budge.

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    What is "triangle"?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_(instrument)

    It is a percussion instrument. It's also that triangular thing you see in old westerns when the farmers wife is calling everyone to dinner. She hits this triangular piece of metal to get everyones attention.
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    Oh yeah, duh, how did that not click in?

    I think I played one once in high school.

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    Triangle, cowbell, tambourine -

    You can record them all from a block away and they sound like they're right in your ear.

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    I have a tambourine and a mounted cowbell. I should give 'em a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideTheCrash
    I have a tambourine and a mounted cowbell. I should give 'em a go.
    When you set the levels on these and most percussion, you need to set the levels in the software and be done with it.
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    I been hearing about the dBVU, but how do you record on that, you know I mean? Could somebody just clear that up for me?

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