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Csw91 2013-01-10 18:45

Fix Flower Loudness meter please...
 
At first it worked just fine, but when I created a mastering combi to sort out my sounds, making it more crystal clear, the loudness meter went completely berserk on the signal, and made my monitors scream insanely loud for no reason at all.

I had to direct the mastering combi to the master out, and therefore I had to route the loudness meter somewere else to make it work. I had the master volume turned down, due to my speaker being weird and they doesn't sync to each-other unless I use RCA cables, which I don't. Currently using XLR, and I'm forced to turn down up or down on the speakers, OR in the master volume in Reason.

I tried to connect the Flower meter to the control output in the master section, and it worked fined if I had put the master volume to like -30db, which is almost nothing, but when I got close to about -9db on the master volume, then my monitors went absolutely mad and I had to quickly turn down the volume in fear of they would blow to the "squeal" sound they made.... After that I tried to remove the meter completely after a few failed attempt to connect the meter in other ways, and after it got removed, everything worked perfectly again!

TheFatControlleR 2013-01-10 18:58

Does Master Section (Master Out) > Master Inserts/Combi (if present) > Flower Audio Loudness Meter > Audio I/O cause issues? Loudness Meter being the last element in the chain prior to Hardware interface.

PsyTale 2013-01-10 19:07

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Originally Posted by TheFatControlleR (Post 1215979)
Does Master Section (Master Out) > Master Inserts/Combi (if present) > Flower Audio Loudness Meter > Audio I/O cause issues? Loudness Meter being the last element in the chain prior to Hardware interface.

Thats how i use it, no probs here.

Csw91 2013-01-10 19:07

Didn't Use the mastering combi as an insert, since a Reason teacher (Currently taking an advanced course) said that the (master out) section should be routed to the (combi input [3Band compression]) And the (Combi input) goes to the Audio l/O.

So I tried to route the Flower meter from the (meter input) to (Master ctrl room out) to well, a wrong plug hole, which were either FX Send or Return.

I just tried to Route the meter from (Master ctrl room out) to l/O 2 and it reacts, even though the l/O tells me it is off. It seem to work now?!

djfm1983 2013-01-11 19:09

You got something wired up wrong dude.... I have my loudness meter wired up as the last thing in my signal chain and have never had any issues. The loudness meter doesn't even generate any sounds, have you ever thought that it might be your mastering chain?

Dave909 2013-01-12 00:32

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Originally Posted by Csw91 (Post 1215997)
since a Reason teacher (Currently taking an advanced course)

Sorry to light that up but shouldn't a "teacher" take that "advanced" course before calling himself a "teacher"? Just thinking out loud there. For the rest: What DJPhathead said. The device doesn't generate or alter any sounds. It just measures them.

djfm1983 2013-01-12 00:43

Csw91 if you need help wiring things up we could set up a time where I could show you how to wire things up live on my livestream channel www.livestream.com/djfm1983 .

Csw91 2013-01-16 18:42

That would be great! I'm an idiot when it comes to all the wiring stuff....

It would open a new world for me, when It comes to wiring instruments together and make sort of new instruments "ish"

Sure I did learn a bit from the course, but I do not really feel it were advanced enough to my expectations.

djfm1983 2013-01-16 20:25

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Originally Posted by Csw91 (Post 1220478)
That would be great! I'm an idiot when it comes to all the wiring stuff....

It would open a new world for me, when It comes to wiring instruments together and make sort of new instruments "ish"

Sure I did learn a bit from the course, but I do not really feel it were advanced enough to my expectations.

I was referring to helping you make sure you had your loudness meter set up right and that you were putting your mastering chain the right place. Let me know a time that would be good for you and I'll find out a good time for me and we'll set it up. I don't have to go to work until 5pm (eastern standard time) so any where before 4pm would be cool today.

Did you check out any of the videos on my livestream channel? If your having issues with your compression settings (not knowing how to set them) my A/B compression comparison video can help you out a bit.

Csw91 2013-01-16 22:06

Hm I'm returning home from work at that time, but I think I have figured out how to make the meter work properly with the wiring. Wired it to the Ctrl Out on the master, and then to the I/O right after, and it works like a charm! So I can still wire the normal master out to the rest of the rack.


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