There are lots of ways for you to keep track of levels throughout your Projects. From the meters of the individual Channel Strips to dedicated plug-ins like Logic’s Multimeter.
But are you familiar with Logic’s Pre Fader Metering? Like, really familiar with it?
Pre Fader Metering is a handy mode that allows you to flip what the Mixer’s meters are telling you about your track levels:
- Non-Pre Fader Metering reports the peak levels of your tracks including fader adjustments
- Pre Fader Metering reports peak levels of your tracks excluding fader adjustments
In a nutshell:
Pre Fader Metering = peak metering that takes place before the fader.
While it sounds simple enough, many users tend to misunderstand how Pre Fader Metering works. For example:
- Some users believe Pre Fader Metering measures levels before plug-in processing.
- Other users believe Pre Fader Metering is the only way for Logic Pro to accurately report recording levels.
In both these cases, neither are true. Pre Fader Metering occurs before the fader but after plug-in processing.
And when you record-enable audio tracks, Logic Pro’s meters automatically report input recording levels. Regardless of plug-in processing or fader adjustments.
No doubt some won’t believe me. But it’s true. And today’s video will walk you through Pre Fader Metering in 3 different use cases:
- Pre Fader Metering When Recording
- Pre Fader Metering & Input Monitoring
- Pre Fader Metering When Mixing
Check out today’s video above for more!
Sleazy Z says
When I customize my plug-in locations in the plug-in manager (ie on the channel strips), they don’t last or transfer to other projects. Is there a way to make these changes permanent? Can they be set up to remain within all projects
Save the channel strip as a setting. Click the channel strip setting and you get a drop down list. Choose ‘Save channel strip setting as…’ and choose a name for it.