One click to reset all green db meters

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Ok this might be a little hard to explain but you know in the mpc software when lookin at any of the db meters on the mixer there is a little green line that stays where the max level of the db meter goes to. When i adjust my volume levels i am constantly clicking the little green line to reset it , it gets tiresome when i have a program with 32+ pads and i need to click every green line to reset it. I was hoping to add a button to click that would "reset all" green lines on the db meters. Let me know if ya feel what im saying.
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Closed Loop

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Posted 4 months ago

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calcaire

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it would be an option, but I should say it's not useful to make your pads "peak" ... numeric distortion and clipping, doesn't help for sounding, in any digital machine
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Closed Loop

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i think you misunderstood what i was saying, im not letting my pads peak. All my db meters stay well under 0db
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Daniel

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Note that the internal representation of audio in the MPC (like most modern DAWs) is 32 bit float. For such audio, 0db isn't the maximum amplitude but often the corresponds to the resolution of the mantissa (I.e 24 bit). Above that you have 8 bits (7+ a sign) used as powers, i.e 6*2^7 = 768 dB of headroom. In other words, all the way to wherever you are rendering the audio (pads, programs, tracks, submixes), having the meters go into the red isn't clipping.

Some effects might not work well on audio that's far above 0db so going to extremes can have some cost (but your ears should be the judge). As long as the final output (probably master) has the gain set correctly the referred audio won't clip. Similarly the physical outs seem to be set to treat what the meters show as 6db as the actual point of clipping. Confusingly this means that sometimes audio sounds okay on device but sounds clipped when exported.

There is a bug I reported some time ago which I don't know if they fixed. The bug is that 32 bit float audio export is still subject to 24bit clipping. In most DAWs a 32 bit export offers full dynamic range meaning "clipping free". On the MPC it retains its resolution but seems to be rendered to 24 bit first. A work around I found was to set the master gain to the lowest finite value (just above -infinity) and export to 32 bit float. You can normalize the resulting audio and recover the full range signal.
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Closed Loop

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thats not ideal
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Eliza, Employee

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Hey Closed Loop,

Thanks for posting!

There isn't currently a way to clear all dB signal peak markers. I'll mention you request to the development team though! Be sure to submit this directly to the team as well. You can send comments with MPC's built-in feedback module represented by a smiley icon at the lower right side of the software next to the browser icons.

If you need an alternative method of submitting feedback, you can use the following link:

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Thanks for your feedback! :)